The Traditional Anglers of Pennsylvania
News Letter

4 Sherry Lane   Portage, PA 15946

Since December 1995

The 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 Pennsylvania.         

Trout Fishing Line Art

Title: World Book Encyclopedia, The - W,X,Y,Z (1943)
Author: The Quarrie Corporation
Artist: Many
Publisher: Quarrie Corporation

Since December 1995, the following has taken place:

There has been an amendment in the T.A.P. by-laws concerning annual membership.  The membership year will run from January 1 through December 31.  Dues paid from October through December are credited to the next year.
On February 16, 1996, T.a.P. participated in the Forest Hills Trout Co-Op smoker to obtain the funds necessary to operate the hatchery.  The smoker was a tremendous success and we thank all workers and supporters. 

T.A.P. initiated a stream clean-up on Kane run, Cambria County, in April.  A total of 22 people, both members and non-members, attended to collect over a ton of trash from the stream and its banks.   Great work to all those involved.
The annual Kids Fishing Derby was held on May 18, 1996.  there was a tremendous amount of support from the community and a lot of happy fishermen.  The derby had 233 kids registered.
The Forest Hills trout Co-op received 8,000 new fingerlings to be raised for club functions on July 2, 1996.  There were 5,000 Rainbows and 3,000 Brook trout.
T.A.P. sent a $25.00 donation to the Tri-County Sportsmen's Club in Michigan to fight against anti-fishing and hunting groups.
The annual Portage Summerfest was held from August 10 through the 12.  T.A.P. entered a float in the parade, and hosted the casting demonstration to teach casting technique for any child 16 and under.  The casting demonstration was a success made possible by our volunteers and supporters.
T.A.P. opposed a proposal to close Reynoldsdale fish hatchery in Bedford County.  Letters of opposition were drafted to the Fish Commissioners, and the Commission itself.  T.A.P. circulated petitions, and spread the word to get as many involved as possible.  In an 8-2 decision by the Commissioners decided not only to keep the hatchery open, but also renovate it.   Commissioner Don Anderson addressed T.A.P. to discuss further issues concerning the hatchery.
In conjunction with four local sportsmen's clubs, T.A.P. formed the Portage Coalition of Sportsmen.  On September 28, 1996, the Coalition held the first annual Youth Field Day for kids aged 12 to 16.  Sixty-four kids registered to take part in Shotgun shooting, Archery, and Deer calling, Turkey calling, Indoor .22, and a fishing derby.  The project turned out terrific in spite of inclement weather.
The annual winter stocking took place on December 21, 1996.  T.A.P. stocked 200 brook and 5 palomino trout in Benscreek, Cambria County, in addition to 200 Rainbow and 5 palomino trout in Noels Creek, Cambria County.
T.A.P. is currently selling Winter hats for fund raising at a cost of $6.00.


The meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.  Meeting places:  from  May through September, meetings will be held at the Wild Cherry Inn Picnic Pavilion and October to April, meetings will be held at the Benscreek Social Club.  Both meeting places are in the Portage Area.

We are seeking the support and co-operation of other outdoor sportsmen and environmental organizations.   Donations, contributions, and memberships (Adult$5.00 annual, Junior $2.50 annual) and other information about T.A.P. can be obtained by contacting:

Dan Pfeilstucker, President
4 Sherry Lane
Portage, PA 15946