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2016 Philly Fun Fishing Fest

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Come out and enjoy a day of fishing on the Schuylkill River at the 2016 Philly Fun Fishing Fest!

Enjoy a morning of free catch and release fishing and friendly competition on Schuylkill Banks! The Fishing Fest is perfect for anglers of all ages and level of experience. No fishing license is required during the fishing competition and fishing gear will be available for loan on a first-come, first-served basis. The fishing portion of the event will be held on Saturday, September 10th from 7 a.m. to 11 a. m. on Schuylkill Banks by Walnut Street, with an awards ceremony at 11:30. Prizes will be awarded in various categories (must be present to claim prize).

Registration and Release of Liability are required to fish at the Fishing Fest. See below for links to both of these or call 215-685-6300. The registration must be completed ahead of time and the release form must be brought on the day of the event in order to participate.

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The deadline to register is Thursday, September 8th and the scheduled rain date is Sunday, September 18th. We encourage you to walk, bike, use public transportation or car pool to the Fish Fest.