Children celebrate first day of trout season in Allison Park

ALLISON PARK, Pa. — The first Saturday in April is designated to be the official opening day of trout season.

“I like the waiting. I’d like just to get outdoors and see nature and stuff. It’s really cool and it always feels good when you get to fish,” said 11-year-old Tyler Rovnan.

The Allison Park Sportsmen’s Club stocked 300 trout in the creek for opening day. It is an annual tradition that started years ago. The fishing was open to kids 12 years and younger who were accompanied by an adult. The club hopes it’s a learning experience for the children.

“Get them out here in nature and see what’s going on out here,” said Gary Franceschina with the Allison Park Sportsmen’s Club.

According to the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, more than 4 million trout will be released in Pennsylvania waterways this year.

Anglers can keep five trout that are at least 7 inches long. Each day through Labor Day.

The extended season begins on Sept. 6 and anglers can keep three trout a day.

The Allison Park Sportsmen’s Club has another fishing day and competition scheduled for May 6 in North Park.

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