Since December 2000, the
following has taken place.
Benscreek and Noels Creek
in Cambria County received 200 rainbow trout each from T.A.P. these
fish were stocked as part of our annual winter stocking program.
The trout are stocked the first Saturday after anterless deer season.
T.A.P. sponsored a
"Youth Ice Fishing Day" at Lake Rowena in late February.
T.A.P. stocked 200 trout for the 150 kids and adults to catch on a
cold and blustery day. Commissioner Don Anderson of the Pennsylvania
Fish and boat Commission attended the event. We had a great time
on the ice. We provided hot refreshments for the kids all day
long. A photo of the event can be seen in the Pennsylvania
Angler's January/February 2001 edition.
The Forest Hills Trout
Co-op held its annual Raffle and Prize give-away. The event was a huge
success. A big "Thank You" to all T.A.P. members who helped
make this event possible.
April and early May saw the
Traditional Anglers stocking local streams with trout. We stocked over
1200 trout in area streams last year. T.A.P. would like to thank
everyone who helped put these fish in.
Offices of the Traditional
Anglers of Pennsylvania for 2000-2001:
Vice President: Art
Secretary: Brad Stager
Fund Raiser: Dennis
Member at Large: Art
Over 250 kids turned out
for T.A.P.'s annual Free Kids Fishing Derby held on May 20, 2000. Over
700 Brown, Brook, Rainbow and Palomino trout were stocked for the kids
to catch. Eight trout over 18" were stocked for an added bonus.
Many prizes were handed out to the kids for all the fish that were
caught. The event was a great success. The Traditional Anglers of
Pennsylvania would like to thank everyone who donated prizes and money
to this event.
The Portage Summerfest was
the scene for T.A.P.'s Casting and Fishing Demonstration held at
Portage Park for kids age 16 and younger. two rod and reel
combos were given away as well as lots of other prizes. These young
casting experts hit the bull's eye quite often. Thanks to the
volunteers for a job well done.
T.A.P. is an active member
of the Portage Coalition of Sportsmen. Over 100 kids participated at
the Youth Field Day held by the Coalition. they learned how to shoot shotguns,
.22rufles, and bows. The kids got first-hand experience on how to
safely hunt turkeys and learned the ins-and-outs of trapping wild
animals. After all that, the kids turned anglers as they tried to
catch some of the trout the Coalition stocked for them.
T.A.P. has an on-going affiliation
with the following organizations: PA Clean Ways, Stoneycreek Conemaugh
River Improvement Project (S.C.R.I.P.), West Branch Susquehanna Rescue,
Conemaugh Valley Conservancy, Pennsylvania League of Angling Youth (P.L.A.Y.),
and the Portage Coalition of Sportsmen.
Late Breaking News
A "Growing Greener
Grant" has been awarded to the Traditional Anglers of Pennsylvania
for the implementation of a watershed group to clean up Trout Run from
Martindale to the mouth at the junction of the Little Conemaugh River. The
amount of the grant was over $35,000. This will be used to create a
watershed group, assess the 6.3 mile Trout Run watershed and produce a
watershed restoration plan.
T.A.P. still has hats for sale; these
are a great way to show your support and involvement with T.A.P. summer
hats are available for $7.00 and Winter for $8.00.
year we are putting in an extra membership application in the hope that
you would recruit a new member. We appreciate it very much.
T.A.P. meetings are now rotating because of
the President's work schedule. Meeting locations are as follows: May
through September at the Wild Cherry Inn Picnic Pavilion; and, October
through April at the Benscreek Social Club. Meetings will begin at 7:00
We continue to seek the support and
co-operation of other outdoor sportsmen and environment organizations and
interested individuals. Information regarding donations, contributions,
and T.A.P. 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