Traditional Anglers of Pennsylvania is dedicated to live bait fishing and equal access for all.  We will continue to promote, protect and preserve all waterways of PA.


Since December 1994, the following has taken place:
In a unanimous decision by the five (5) members of Forest Hills Trout Co-Op, the Traditional Anglers of Pennsylvania was accepted into that organization.
Two speakers were present for the March meeting and spoke to the members and held a question and answer session afterwards.  The speakers were Rick Lorson, biologist for the southwest division of the PA Fish and Boat Commission, and Christ McDevitt, the new Waterways Conservation Officer for Cambria County.  They spoke on a variety of issues including PA"s trout rearing and stocking program; the condition of area streams; license fees; the Kane Run project; and, most importantly, the Delayed Harvest and other Special Regulation Areas.
T.A.P. by-laws were formally adopted at the May Meeting.
T.A.P. officers for the 1995-1996 year are: President, Dan Pfeilstucker; Vice-President, Pat Flynn; Secretary, Joe Shaw; Treasurer, Joseph Cyran; Trustees, George Chappell, Darryl Hanna; Fund Raising Director, Dennis Long; and, Member at Large, Arthur Flynn.
An audit was performed by the trustees of T.A.P. and all monies and property owned by T.A.P. are in good order.
T.A.P. has paid it's 1995-1996 SCRIP dues.  Forest Hills Co-op has also joined SCRIP.  SCRIP is a local organization that is cleaning up area waterways that are polluted with acid mine drainage.
T.A.P. President Pfeilstucker did a radio interview with Outdoor Writer Karl Powers in April.  Did anyone hear this on the radio?
The first annual, and the first fishing derby ever in Portage Borough was sponsored by T.A.P. and held on May 20, 1995, at Kane Run.   Approximately 180 kids fished at the free derby and prizes were awarded to different age groups.  Over 600 trout up to 18-20 inches were stocked.  Weather was perfect and the kids had a great time.  Deputy WCO Nardechia's co-operation was very much appreciated.

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  • To date, T.A.P. has stocked over 750 trout in Kane Run.

  • Donald Anderson (endorsed by T.A.P.) is the new District IV Commissioner on the Board of Commissioners for the Pennsylvania fish and Boat Commission.

  • T.A.P. helped with the Forest Hills Trout Co-op fundraising event.

  • The 1995-1996 allocation for the Forest Hills co-op is 8500 trout.

  • Outdoor writer Karl Powers did an article about T.A.P. in the outdoor magazine, PA Afield.

  • T.A.P. will sponsor a casting and fishing demonstration in cooperation with the PA Fish and Boat Commission at the Portage Summerfest to be held on August 12-13, 1995, at Portage Park.

  • T.A.P. is currently selling buttons ($1.00) and hats (Winter $6.00, Summer $5.00) for fund raising.

  • We are seeking the support and co-operation of other outdoor sports and environmental organizations.  Donations, contributions, memberships ($5.00 Adults, $2.50 Juniors) and other information can be obtained from:

  • T.A.P.
    4 Sherry Lane
    Portage, PA 15946

  • Next newsletter will be sent February 1996.

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