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We are on for Saturday, September 8, 2018!

Fishing will take place from 7:00 am - 11:00 a.m.

Schuylkill Banks -  24th and Walnut Streets

While there is a chance of a little rain in the forecast, we know our dedicated anglers aren’t afraid of some clouds, so we will see you on the river tomorrow!

It’s a well-known fishing fact that fish bite more after a light rain. You didn’t know? Well, keep Philly Fun Fishing Fest on your calendar and come out to fish, have a great time, and see for yourself.

Who knows? Maybe there will be a few surprises waiting...

Reminder: Print and complete event release forms for your whole party so you can get right to fishing. This event is catch-and-release

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Enjoy a morning of free catch-and-release fishing and friendly competition on Schuylkill Banks! The Fishing Fest has ADA access and is perfect for anglers of all ages and levels 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.

  • Free to the public
  • No fishing license required
  • Fishing gear available to borrow
  • Prizes awarded in various categories
  • Meet on Schuylkill Banks (map on back)
  • Catch-and-release
  • Bring your own snacks & refreshments


Philadelphia Fun Fishing Fest is made possible by the Philadelphia Water Department, Dicks Sporting Goods, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, Flambeau Outdoors, Schuylkill Banks, and the Philadelphia Department of Parks and Recreation.
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