Although Pennsylvania is one of the states in America that doesn’t have any access to the coastline, it does have access to Lake Erie and plenty of rivers, like the Susquehanna or the Ohio river. Such is so, a recent research concluded that anglers and hunters contribute to the state economy with 1.5 billion dollars each year. For that reason, we have created this guide that will tell you everything you need to know about Pennsylvania Commercial Fishing.
You can Find Many of the permits in the Commercial Fishing Permits Center
One would not think of Pennsylvania as a grand fishing state, would he? There are, however, more than 86,000 miles of streams and rivers, along with 4,000 inland lakes and ponds covering 160,000 acres, plus 470,000 acres of Lake Erie. What does this mean to you? There’s plenty of great fishing throughout Pennsylvania!
Most of the fishing spots however do require a permit. The good news is that you can find them all on our site: Commercial Fishing Permits Center. Read on if you want to find out what types of documents you can get and a brief explanation of some of them.
Pennsylvania Commercial Fishing Permits
Charter Boat Application
This one does not need much explanation, as it is the form you need to use to navigate a charter boat.
Application for Regulated Fishing Lake License
If you want to operate in fishing lakes, this is the form you need.
Lake Erie Trap Net License or Seine Application for Commercial Fishing License
Application for Inspection Passenger – Carrying Vessel
Pennsylvania Fishing and Boating regulations require that vessels carrying more than six (6) passengers for hire be inspected annually.
Vessel Characteristic Record – Passenger Carrying Vessel
If you will carry passengers this is the form you need.
Application for Boat Operators License
Cast Net Permit Throw Net Application
Cast Throw Net Duplicate Permit Application
Property Use Request
Application for Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission Property Use request.
Triploid Grass Carp Pond Owner Stocking Permit Application
All of your Forms in One Place
As you can see, there are many different options available when it comes to Pennsylvania Commercial Fishing Permits. We only explained the ones that could not be understood from the title. You can, however, feel a bit overwhelmed, but you don’t have to! Just contact us through the online chat or any of the other means from our page and we will help you to clear any of your doubts and get casting your lines in the river in no time!