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After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the Youth Only Day of Fishing is back. This ever-successful event is now in its 18th year and open to all youth 17 years of age or younger. Organizers are eager to bring back this annual outing, which gives youth the opportunity to fish for trout without the increased pressure from adults. Over the course of the years, the program has grown to averaging over 300 kids in attendance.

As in the past, trout, along with some trophy trout, will be stocked in the Myerstown Borough Park pond and the Tuplenhocken Creek which runs along the park. Prizes will be awarded for various categories including largest trout caught. This is a free event which is made possible through the generosity of numerous individuals, businesses, and social clubs as well as community volunteers serving on the organizing committee.

Youth Only Day of Fishing returns Saturday, April 9, to Myerstown Borough Park. (Photo from a previous year’s event)

The event will run from 8:00 a.m. to approximately 12 p.m. on Saturday, April 9, 2022. Children can register the day-of beginning at approximately 6:30 a.m. Due to COVID related concerns, free hotdogs and hot chocolate will not be distributed this year; however, children will receive a snack bag upon registration.

Parents may assist their children; however, adults may not fish on their own. Additionally, any one 16 years old or over must possess a valid fishing license and trout permit. Per PA Fish Commission Regulations, a limit of five trout will be strictly enforced. This is a rain or shine event, and one of our more successful gatherings in the past happened to have occurred in the snow. Mark your calendars now! Find more information about Youth Only Day of Fishing, including pictures, on the Community Health Council website.