HARRISBURG, Pa. – As part of its “Fall into Fishing!” campaign, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) has partnered with FishUSA and Simms to sponsor a fishing package giveaway during the fall months.
The grand prize for this unique giveaway includes:
Choice of: Simms G3 Guide Breathable Stockingfoot Chest Waders (retail $499.99) and Simms G3 Guide Wading Boots (retail $229.99); or Simms ProDry Gore-Tex Bibs (retail $449.99) and Simms ProDry Gore-Tex Jacket (retail $549.99)
Choice of: St Croix Imperial Fly Rod – 4 pc.-10′ (retail $279.99); or St. Croix Avid Spinning Rod – 6’6″ (retail $209.99); and
$250 FishUSA Gift Card
The promotion follows last week’s announcement by the PFBC that it was cutting the price of select licenses by 50 percent through the end of the year, a move it believes will attract new participants to the sport and encourage lapsed anglers to return.
“The price reduction is another way for us to market to a segment of the population which may be drawn to fall fishing opportunities but haven’t wanted to purchase a full-year license,” said PFBC Executive Director John Arway. “At the same time, we think it’s an enticing offer to lapsed anglers, allowing them to renew their interest in fishing.”
“Fall is our traditional hunting season so we want anglers to get their rods and try hunting for their favorite species of fish,” he added. “From steelhead in Lake Erie tributaries, to striped bass in Lake Raystown to trout in the Lehigh, Upper Delaware, or your local fall stocked trout water, fall is a special time to enjoy fishing Penn’s waters.”
The half-off promotion applies to annual resident, annual non-resident and senior resident licenses. The licenses are valid through December 31. With the discount, annual resident licenses will sell for $12.40; annual non-resident $27.40; and senior resident $6.90.
The public can enter the FishUSA/Simms giveaway by visiting www.GoneFishingPA.com through November 28, or by entering in person at the PFBC Headquarters in Harrisburg at any time during normal business hours.
Individuals can also enter at the Open House at Reynoldsdale State Fish Hatchery, scheduled for October 30 from 2-5 p.m.
The winner will be notified after January 15, 2017. A date, time and location for the winner to pick up the package will be determined in the weeks after the winner is notified. No purchase is required and only one entry per qualifying adult will be accepted.