Fishing Tackle Loaner Program
The public can borrow rods, reels and a tackle box full of hooks and other terminal tackle. This equipment is borrowed in much the same way books are borrowed from a library. Those wanting to borrow gear complete a form and the loan is made. At the end of the loan period the equipment is returned to the site.
This program is a partnership between the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, the American Sport fishing Association, and the Mauch Chunk Lake Park.. The program is designed to make it easy for anyone to access fishing tackle. Whether you are giving fishing a try for the first time, or returning to a childhood activity, these sites provide free tackle for loan. It's hoped that those making the loans will enjoy fishing so much they are hooked for life. This equipment may also be loaned to groups conducting angler education programs in the community.
PA Fish & Boat Commission announce Fish for Free Days, May 27th & July 4th!