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Fish For Free Days In PA!

Find Out When and Where You Can Fish For FREE with Kids In and Around the Pittsburgh West Area!

By Emily Papa, Macaroni KID Publisher May 21, 2022

We have another free family "catch" for you and your kids this summer from your friends at Macaroni KID Pittsburgh West if you want to know when and where you can fish with kids in Ambridge, Avalon, Bellvue, Bulger, Crafton, Carnegie, Clinton, Cuddy, Coraopolis, Eldersville, Greentree, Joffree, Heidelberg, Imperial, Ingram, Langeloth, Leetsdale, McDonald, McKees Rocks, Midway, Morgan, Moon, Neville Township, Noblestown, Pittsburgh, Presto, Robinson, Sewickley, Slovan, Southview or Sturgeon, PA.

Fish-for-Free Days allow anyone (resident or non-resident) to legally fish on Pennsylvania waterways on the designated days with NO FISHING LICENSE REQUIRED (Trout/Salmon and Lake Erie permits are also NOT required). All other fishing regulations still apply.

Fish-for-Free Days are great ways for families to “CATCH” the fun of fishing! This year, PA Fish-for-Free Days are on Sunday, May 29th and Monday, July 4th

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My proud niece showing off a fish she caught. 


In the Pittsburgh West area, the nearest Stocked Trout Waters to Ambridge, Avalon, Bellvue, Bulger, Crafton, Carnegie, Clinton, Cuddy, Coraopolis, Eldersville, Greentree, Joffree, Heidelberg, Imperial, Ingram, Langeloth, Leetsdale, McDonald, McKees Rocks, Midway, Morgan, Moon, Neville Township, Noblestown, Pittsburgh, Presto, Robinson, Sewickley, Slovan, Southview or Sturgeon, PA are located at:

Millers Run Stream, Cecil-Bishop

Big Sewickley Creek, Bell Acres

North Fork Big Sewickley Creek, Economy

Kings Creek, Hanover Township

Aunt Clara Fork, Hanover Township

Traverse Creek, Hanover Township

Montour Run Stream, Allegheny County

Flagherty Run, Moon

Mill Creek, Hookstown

Dutch Fork Lake, Claysville

Mingo Creek, Nottingham Township

Raccoon Lake at Raccoon Creek State Park, Beaver County

Cannonsburg Lake, McMurray

Find trout stocked waters more central to the South Hills of Pittsburgh here


Looking for the best waters in Southwest PA to catch your favorite fish and willing to travel outside of Pittsburgh? Find PA's Best Fishing Waters here

We hope you have a REELY good time! Catch a fish or snap a photo of your fishing family fun and use #pghmackid on social media for a chance to be featured in our stories and an entry to win a monthly prize!

Do you have a favorite fishing spot in Ambridge, Avalon, Bellvue, Bulger, Crafton, Carnegie, Clinton, Cuddy, Coraopolis, Eldersville, Greentree, Joffree, Heidelberg, Imperial, Ingram, Langeloth, Leetsdale, McDonald, McKees Rocks, Midway, Morgan, Moon, Neville Township, Noblestown, Pittsburgh, Presto, Robinson, Sewickley, Slovan, Southview or Sturgeon, PA ? Let us know about it and we can add it to our list!