Wild trout are the heart of Troutbitten. We chase these fish so we can be part of the extraordinary places where they’re found, if just for a little while. Eventually, the environs become part of us, and we carry a piece of the river inside our own thoughts and desires. The trout are there too, as an ever-present challenge forcing us to wonder and scheme and stock fly boxes for the next time we make it to the water. Without the trout — without wild trout — what we reach for would not be the same.
We believe wild trout are rare and special enough to be protected — and to be respected.
We believe that hatchery trout should not be stocked over a healthy wild population — not on public water and not on private water.
We believe that Pennsylvania should move past the put-and-take culture of hatchery trout, and toward valuing sustainable wild fisheries wherever possible.
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The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission is hosting a Wild Trout Summit, concerning “The Future of Wild Trout in Pennsylvania.”
The event is Saturday, August 26, 2017, from 9:30 am – 4:00 pm.
The public is encouraged to attend. Registration is free, but required.
If you care about wild trout in Pennsylvania, please attend the summit.
I’ll see you there.
Enjoy the day.
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