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Most files listed below are in HTML format (smaller file sizes, better for web viewing). A PDF version of the complete Summary Book is also provided for printing. Pages with advertisements and non-regulatory information have been omitted from the HTML web pages.


What's new for 2022

Regulations by Location
(all fish species)
bulletInland Waters
bulletCatch & Release Lakes Program
bulletConowingo Reservoir
bulletDelaware River & Estuary
bulletLake Erie & Tributary Streams
bulletPymatuning Reservoir
bulletMiscellaneous Waters
Regulations by Species
bulletBig Bass Program
bulletBrood Stock Lakes Program
bulletCatch & Release Bass
bulletPanfish Enhancement
bulletReptiles & Amphibians
Trout Fishing Regulations
bulletNorthwest Region
bulletSouthwest Region
bulletNorthcentral Region
bulletSouthcentral Region
bulletNortheast Region
bulletSoutheast Region
Requirements & Law
bulletBoating, BUI & Life Jackets
bulletBoundary Waters
bulletChildren/disabled Fishing Areas
bulletDisability Accommodations
bulletFishing Licenses
bulletGeneral Fishing Regulations
bulletPFBC Property & Dog Regulations
bulletPermits (trout, Erie, charter boats/fishing guides, net)
bulletPollution, Reporting
bulletSaltwater Angler Registry
bulletTackle & Equipment
bulletUnlawful Acts
General Information
bulletFish Consumption Advisory (PDF)
bulletMeasure a Fish-How To
bulletRelease Fish-How To
bulletAquatic Invasive Species
Complete Book (best for printing)
bullet2022 complete (includes Boating Handbook) (PDF)
bullet2022 Boating Handbook (PDF)
The Summary Book is a summary of the laws and regulations applicable to fish and fishing in Pennsylvania. It is not, nor is it intended to portray, a verbatim reproduction of the text of the laws and regulations. Users are advised that regulations summarized are subject to change, which, as made, are printed in the Pennsylvania Bulletin. Official text is found at: (PA Code - Title 58, Part II). For detailed and up-to-date information, contact the nearest office of the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission.