WEST CHESTER (December 2, 2019) – Fishing licenses and permits are now available for purchase, state Senator Andy Dinniman announced today. They can be purchased at www.gonefishingpa.com.
“From catfish to trout, and from Hibernia to Struble Lake, our county and region have a booming interest in fishing,” Dinniman, who serves on the Senate Game and Fisheries Committee, said. “I am happy to announce that with these licenses, our fishing traditions are able to continue and to thrive.”
All fishing licenses and permits purchased are valid for up to 13 months, from December 2019 to the end of December 2020. Customers have the option to choose vouchers that can be given as gifts and redeemed by recipients, if they are interested in gifting the licenses.
Locally, the West Chester Fish, Game and Wildlife Association (WCFGWA) has over 300 members who work on preserving the local environment alongside partaking in fishing. The WCFGWA raises over 3,000 trout in their nursery, and stocks them in West Valley Creek.
Chester County is home to many diverse fishing locales, such as Chambers Lake, one of only three Pennsylvania lakes that holds the title of Panfish Enhancement Area. This title indicates that the number, quality and size of panfish reach a significant threshold.
Last month, Dinniman warned against purchasing “third-party” licenses for fishing and hunting, as scams appeared online offering fake, cheaper licenses and permits. He stressed that www.gonefishingpa.com was the best and safest route to purchase new licenses.