Sunday Jun 11
Fishing with Friends will take place once a month on Sundays from June-September. Learn the fundamentals of fishing, how to properly catch and release, and study River conservation with partner Todd Pride of the Mid-Atlantic Youth Anglers & Outdoors Program. Free. All ages welcome. 
 
 
Sunday, June 11               3:00pm – 6:00pm
Sunday, July 9                  3:00pm – 6:00pm
Sunday, August 13             3:00pm – 6:00pm
Sunday, September 10   3:00pm – 6:00pm
 

 

Monthly Segments: (Fishing Training, Fishing Activity)

 

1. Basic Fishing Training (weekend adult training Sessions to include “What to Buy”)

A. Learning fishing equipment (rods, reels, lines) and basics of artificial lures (required for fishing tournaments)

B. Learning about the key species in the Delaware River (bass, panfish, catfish, carp, striped bass, etc.)

D. Casting Challenge Competition (indoors due to rain – location TBD or postponed)

 

2. Advanced Fishing Sessions

A. Learning about various types and conditions for use of fishing lures / bait and related equipment (rods, reels, lines)

B. Casting Challenge Competition (indoors due to rain) (i.e. – area warehouse, recreation center or *Walmart session)

 

3. Conservation Training Session (watershed and stormwater education incorporated into fishing activity)

A. Catch and Release fundamentals

 

 

  • Pier 68

Transportation

FROM THE NORTH
Take I-95 South to Exit 22 (676/Central Philadelphia / Independence Hall / Callowhill Street). Exit will split, follow 676 East / Callowhill Street. At the light at the end of the ramp, make a left onto Callowhill Street. Follow Callowhill Street approximately 3 blocks where it ends at Columbus Boulevard. Make a left onto Columbus Boulevard. Continue South on Columbus Boulevard. Make a left on Pier 70 Boulevard, after The Home Depot.

FROM THE SOUTH
Take I-95 North to Exit 20 (Columbus Boulevard/Washington Avenue/Penn’s Landing). At the end of the ramp, make a left onto Columbus Boulevard.  Continue on Columbus Boulevard, and turn right at Pier 70 Boulevard (before The Home Depot). 

FROM THE EAST
From Ben Franklin Bridge Stay in the right lane. At the end of the bridge, make a quick right on the 5th Street Exit. Follow 5th Street to Spring Garden Street, and make a right. Follow Spring Garden Street 5 blocks to Columbus Boulevard. Continue South on Columbus Boulevard past The Hilton. Make a left on Pier 70 Boulevard, after The Home Depot.

FROM THE WEST
Take 76 East to the Central Philadelphia Exit (676 East/Vine Street Expressway Exit). Follow  676 East to 95 South (Chester/ Philadelphia Int’l Airport). Follow 95 South to Exit 20 (Columbus Boulevard/Washington Avenue).
Follow directions for from the North.