PFBC proposes changes to regulations on Penn’s Creek

Since January 1, 2014 after stocking of trout was ceased and slot limit regulations were established on a 7-mile stretch of Penns Creek (Section 03), PFBC electrofishing surveys have shown a significant increase in the numbers of larger (16” and over) Brown Trout. Based on these findings, the PFBC is proposing the adoption of the following rulemaking on Special Regulations, to go into effect on January 1, 2021.

“Penns Creek, from the confluence of Elk Creek downstream 7 miles to 600 meters downstream of Swift Run, will be open to fishing year-round. All tackle types are permitted. From 8 a.m. on the first Saturday after April 11 through Labor Day – the daily creel limit for trout is 2 (combined species). Trout must be at least 7 inches but less than 12 inches in length to be killed or possessed. From the day after Labor Day until 8 a.m. on the first Saturday after April 11, no trout may be killed or possessed. Inland regulations apply to all other species.”

The complete details and background information on this proposed Rulemaking #300 can be viewed at: A link is provided for submitting public comments up until September 8, 2020.

Above was taken from the PA Council of Trout Unlimited Web page

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