The Traditional Anglers of Pennsylvania
News Letter

4 Sherry Lane   Portage, PA 15946

April 1998 Web Site

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.

  Since December 1996, the following has taken place:
T.A.P. is now registered as an official organization in the State of Pennsylvania.
The annual smoker was held for the Forest-Hills co-op and was a huge success; T.A.P. gives a big thanks to all who helped out.
A representative from T.A.P. attended numerous Wild Trout meetings throughout the year so that the bait fisherman could express their points-of-view to the PA Fish & Boat Commission.
T.A.P. actively endorses membership in the PA League of Angling Youth (PLAY) through the PA Fish and Boat Commission.   Eighteen youth, ages 12 and under, have already joined PLAY through T.A.P.'s involvement.
The annual T.A.P. fishing derby was once again a successful event, enjoyed by kids 12 and under.  Approximately 300 youth angled to catch more than 700 brown, rainbow, brook, and palomino trout that were stocked by T.A.P. members.  A new addition to the derby was a chicken barbecue.  The barbecue was a sell-out, and will be included in this year's derby.
T.A.P. now has a computer which was donated by a local business.
The annual Portage Summerfest was held the second weekend in August.  T.A.P. entered a float in the parade, and hosted a casting demonstration to teach casting techniques to youth ages 16 and younger.
Youth Field Day was a huge success for young kids.  The Portage Coalition of Sportsmen, of which T.A.P. is an active member, sponsored the event which was held at the Portage Pistol and Revolver club.
T.A.P. received a letter from Governor Tom Ridge acknowledging T.A.P.'s letter of endorsement for the reappointment of PA Fish Commissioner Don Anderson for a new eight-year term.


We continue to seek the support and co-operation of other outdoor sportsmen and environmental 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
or Via E-Mail:

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T.A.P. meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.  Meeting locations are as follows:   May through September at the Wild Cherry Inn Picnic Pavilion and October through April at the Benscreek Social Club.


T.A.P. still has additional hats and t-shirts for sale.  These are a great way to show your support and involvement with T.A.P.  Summer hats are available for $6.00; winter hats for $7.00; and, t-shirts for $7.00.


The T.A.P. WWW address:



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