Fishing Tackle Loan Program

Do you want to go fishing, but don’t have the equipment? Are you taking your kid’s friends fishing but need another rod and reel?

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission‘s fishing tackle loaner program is here to help! The program uses local hosts, like NPC, to get fishing gear into communities for people to borrow.

Northcentral Pennsylvania Conservancy and the Susquehanna Chapter of Trout Unlimited have teamed up to aintain the equipment and provide volunteers for some events. We currently have 24 Zebco rods (Zeboc 33 spin rods to be exact) available for loan.

Currently, you can borrow spinning rods. Each rod is set-up and has a hook and bobber. You’ll need to provide the bait, but we can provide some extra hooks and other tackle.

Contact the Northcentral Pennsylvania Conservancy and we’ll set-up a time for you to pick up the equipment you need and return it. You can borrow it for a couple hours or a couple days. There is a form that needs filled out to initiate the loan. Give us a call at 570-323-6222 or email at