FISHING

Man fishing in river

Fancy yourself a fisherman? Pennsylvania’s Americana Region creeks and waterways deliver some of the finest fresh water fishing anywhere. Fly fish year-round at the Tulpehocken Creek, a favorite among fly fishing enthusiasts.  This tailwater boasts a trout population with growth rates that rival some of best trout streams in the country. Other enjoyable spots include Blue Marsh Lake, Kaercher’s Creek, and Lake Ontelaunee. Wonderful locations, ample fish, knowledgeable guides and outfitters; experience fishing in Berks County, PA.

Berks County, PA is home to over 20 different species of fish that can be found throughout the waterways, they include Bream, Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Carp, Crappie, Brook Trout, Muskie, Catfish, Brown Trout – trout isn’t the only fish in town. 

New to our waters?  Local fishing guides and maps are sure to enhance your fishing experience.  View current stream conditions and fishing reports and familiarize yourself with our waters before taking off on your fishing adventure.  The many lakes, rivers, streams, and reservoirs in Reading, PA offer a host of places to cast your line. Call dibs on a favorite spot in our region and come back often. 

Bringing your own boat or just new to Pennsylvania’s Americana Region, know where, when and how to register a boat and learn local boating regulations before setting sail.  You will also need to obtain a fishing license before you put the line in the water.  Fishing licenses are not needed for children under 16 and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has free and reduced rates for Disabled Veterans.  For additional information contact the PA Fish and Game Department.  For fishing licenses call 877-707-4085 and for Boat Registration or Titles call 866-262-8734.