Can you fish anywhere in Pennsylvania?
PUBLIC ACCESS TO WATERS AND RIPARIAN RIGHTS
In Pennsylvania, the public’s rights to fish in a particular stream depends in large part on whether the stream is “navigable.” In general, the public has the right to fish in a navigable waterway.
Is it legal to fish in PA?
In Pennsylvania, It is illegal to reach down into the water and catch a fish with your hands. It all stems from Title 58 of the State code. Chapter 63 says fishing is legal only when using a line or a hook.
Can you fish in PA without a license?
Do I need a license to fish in Pennsylvania? Yes. A valid Pennsylvania fishing license is required of persons age 16 and over to fish or angle for any species of fish. The license must be upon your person and provided upon the request of an officer.