2021 Youth Fishing Program at the Borough Dam in Chapman Park
On behalf of Doylestown Borough, The Friends of the Borough Dam, and the Doylestown Rotary, we are sorry to have to inform you that our Youth Fishing Program, including Opening Day and the Senior/Handicapped Fishing Derbies, will once again have to be cancelled due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. When we took the step last year, we told you that we would be back, better than ever. That is still our pledge to you, but, unfortunately, we will have to wait another year.
Be assured that the program is still alive and both it and the pond itself are being actively managed. Although we can’t get together as usual, we are planning to stock the pond with large mouth bass, bluegills, minnows for forage, and a small number of trout. Children, seniors, and the handicapped will still be welcome to fish, along with any adult chaperones.
We also hope to use the time to make some needed physical improvements to the pond and surrounding area including fish habitat structures, improved signage, and replacement landscaping. Your generosity continues to make this possible.
Although it is not the season we would prefer, our goal is to provide fishing in 2021 as a much needed outdoor activity for the community.
SPONSORED BY THE FRIENDS OF THE BOROUGH DAM, DOYLESTOWN ROTARY, DAVE’S SPORT CENTER, and DOYLESTOWN BOROUGH COUNCIL
Clean-Up Day: Saturday, March 21, 2020, 8 a.m.-10 a.m.
Fish Being Delivered: Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 11 a.m.
Youth Fishing Derby - Opening Day: Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 8 a.m.
Second Stocking of Fish: Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - 11 a.m.
Seniors, Handicapped Persons, and Disabled Veterans 2 Fishing Derbies:
The fishing program needs your support. Please send your ‟tax deductible” donation to: Friends of the Borough Dam, c/o Doylestown Borough, 57 W. Court St., Doylestown, Pa., 18901
Old/Used ‟Fishable Fishing Rods and Reels” are also needed for use during the derbies. Items may be dropped off at Dave’s Sport Center, 1127 N. Easton Rd., Doylestown, Pa., or at Mt. Lake Pool & Patio, in the Doylestown Shopping Center, 396 N. Main St. The items will be retrofitted for use by children in need on opening day.
VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED AT ALL EVENTS, but especially for the two Seniors, Handicapped Persons, and Disabled Veterans fishing days.
ANY QUESTIONS, contact Gene Houck at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you to the Sponsors
(This program is no affiliated with the Doylestown Borough Fishing Day, for information about the Borough Fishing Day CLICK HERE >)
Location and Schedule
The Family Fishing Program is for families with little or no fishing experience. Participants learn basic fishing skills and to practice those skills while fishing during the program. The program is open to all ages, including children ages 5 and older. Those under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The program is free and all equipment is provided.
the fishing license requirement is waived during the program for participants age 16 and older.
About the Program
The PA Fish and Boat Commission and its partners provide plenty of opportunities to improve your fishing skills and learn more about fishing in Pennsylvania.