(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.
Pond at Chapman Park | 440 Boro Mill Hill Road Doylestown PA
SPONSORED BY THE FRIENDS OF THE BOROUGH DAM, DOYLESTOWN ROTARY, DAVE’S SPORTING GOODS, and DOYLESTOWN BOROUGH COUNCIL
Clean-Up Day: Saturday, March 17 from 8 to 10 am
(Rain Date: Sunday, March 18)
Volunteers Are Needed !! Please bring your rakes, etc. and help out.
Fish Delivery: Wednesday, March 28 at 11 am
Bring your children to help put in the fish
Pizza donated by Weis Markets, Nat’s, Domino’s
Pizza Doylestown and Dominick’s Pizza of Plumsteadville for everyone in attendance.
Youth Fishing Derby Opening Day: Saturday, March 31 at 8 am
Free for Children Ages 16 and Under
Free Burgers, Hot Dogs, Soda and other sports drinks
Free Water Ice Courtesy of Annie’s Water Ice
Second Stocking of Fish: Wednesday, April 25 at 11 am
Seniors, Handicapped Persons, and Disabled Veterans Fishing Derbies:
Saturday April 28, 2018 and Saturday, May 12 at 8 am
(Rain Dates: Sunday, April 29 and Sunday, May 13)
Rods and bait provided for those that don't have them
The fishing program needs your support! Please send your tax deductible donation to:
Friends of the Borough Dam, Doylestown Borough Hall, 57 W. Court St., Doylestown, PA 18901
Old /Used “Fishable Fishing Rods and Reels” are also needed. Theymay be dropped off at Dave’s Sporting Goods, 1127 N. Easton Rd., Doylestown or at Mt. Lake Pool & Patio, in the Doylestown Shopping Center, 396 N. Main St. Doylestown. The items will be retrofitted for use by children in need on Opening Day.
Volunteers needed for ALL events but especially for the Seniors, Handicapped Persons, and Disabled Veterans Fishing Days.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL MIKE STACHEL, BOROUGH DAM FISHING PROGRAM CHAIRMAN, AT 215.399.7923
Pond at Chapman Park
Fishing Rules at Chapman Park :
More about the Park.