FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
State Rep. Robert F. Matzie
HARRISBURG, Nov. 29 – State Rep. Robert F. Matzie, D-Allegheny/Beaver, announced today that for the first time, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission will offer multi-year fishing licenses for sale beginning Dec. 1.
Matzie voted for the law (Act 66 of 2012) authorizing the commission to offer multi-year licenses, and said it is part of an effort to modernize services and expand choices for Pennsylvania residents across a range of state programs and agencies.
Beginning Dec. 1, anglers will be able to purchase three-year and five-year fishing licenses in addition to the single-year licenses that have been available in the past. Customers who purchase the multi-year licenses will save money and also be eligible for a number of rewards and other benefits, including a free online subscription to "Pennsylvania Angler and Boater" magazine, various offers from popular retailers, fishing equipment and discount coupons that can be used at sporting goods stores.
A three-year license purchased this year will be valid through 2015. A five-year license will be valid through 2017. Customers who buy the multi-year licenses will save money by not having to pay transaction and processing fees each year. Anglers also will be able to purchase multi-year trout/salmon, Lake Erie and combo permits, which will feature similar savings. More information about the new multi-year fishing licenses and the benefits of purchasing them is available on the PFBC website at www.fish.state.pa.us.
Customers can purchase their multi-year license online at the PFBC Outdoor Shop, www.pa.wildlifelicense.com, or from any of the more than 900 issuing agents in Pennsylvania. A list of issuing agents is available here: www.fishandboat.com/flagent.htm.
Matzie also announced that, beginning Dec. 1, the PFBC is launching a fishing sweepstakes contest to give away a series of fishing trips across the state for many of Pennsylvania’s popular game fish. Registration for the sweepstakes will be at available online at www.gonefishingpa.com.
Residents can find more information about fishing and boating in Pennsylvania at www.fishandboat.com.