Pennsylvania hopes $1 drop will lure more anglers

Written by The Associated Press | Nov 20, 2014 10:59 AM

(Harrisburg) -- The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission is hoping more anglers will take the bait and buy a fishing license if it's discounted by $1.

The cost of an adult license will drop from $22.70 to $21.70 for the 2015 season. The commission is promoting the discount with the slogan "Catch the Value."

John Arway, the commission's CEO, says the state loses 8 percent to 10 percent of anglers every time the cost of a license goes up. So, the commission is trying to reverse that trend by offering the discount.

Arway says, "We've got to change our business model for the good of the sport" and asks an interesting question: "When, in your lifetime, has the government reduced the price of anything?"

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  • Larry img 2014-11-20 16:21

    What the Pennsylvania Boat and Fish Commission needs to do is clean up our creeks, streams, and rivers so that we can catch fish without lesions or multiple sex organs.

    We need healthy fish to catch!

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