Published on October 10 2014

Delaware River Waterfront Corp's Fishing Policy


The Delaware River Waterfront Corp is in the process of developing a comprhensive catch and release fishing program to coincide with the opening of Pier 68 park in Pennsport in summer 2015. We are looking at ways to incorporate this fishing program into areas along the river beyond Pier 68, which is being developed as a fishing and recreation park. 

Currently, fishing is permitted between the Race Street Pier and Cherry Street Pier, as well as the area adjacent to Washington Avenue Pier, called Washington Avenue Green. Fishing is not permitted at Penn's Landing, the Race Street Pier or Washington Avenue Pier due to the lack of proper facilities needed to support a proper catch and release fishing program. We understand the popularity of the sport and are working hard to accomodate it along the River in a meaningful and responsible way.