Pennsylvania may have been named for its woods, but our waters are the real attraction. There are more than 86,000 miles of streams and rivers, along with 4,000 inland lakes and ponds covering 160,000 acres, plus 470,000 acres of Lake Erie. Great fishing and boating opportunities abound and many are close to you!
Whether you want to go fishing, explore waterways by boat, buy a fishing license, or simply enjoy the beauty of Pennsylvania’s aquatic resources, the FishBoatPA app provides the information and services you need.
This free application contains a variety of useful tools and information including:
- Access to fishing and boating regulations
- Near Me mapping feature for locating boating access points, stocked trout streams and lakes, and where to purchase fishing licenses
- Trout stocking information
- Fish identification tool
- Trophy Case for logging and sharing your catches with friends
This Application and the information contained herein for your informational and educational purposes only. The PFBC makes no guarantees, representations or warranties regarding the accuracy, reliability, timeliness or availability of the information provided by this Application, including any GPS data. Availability of the information depends upon a number of factors, including without limitation: availability and access to the Internet; communication networks; GPS and location services; and the type, nature and functionality of your hardware and/or software. The PFBC specifically disclaims any and all liability, including but not limited to, consequential and incidental damages that may arise in any way from your use of or reliance on this Application or any related data.
The information contained in and provided by this Application should not be used as your sole resource for fishing and boating regulations, stocking information, or geospatial location data. This Application is not a replacement for information and public notices published on the PFBC’s website at www.fishandboat.com.
By continuing to use this Application you agree to the terms and conditions above.
-updated image assets
Ratings and Reviews
Removed the fishing report
My favorite part of the app was the fishing report. It’s now gone. I loved hearing info of the areas that I will be going to fish.
Mostly a pass through app
Overall I was disappointed with app. When purchasing a license you are redirected to the web store. After purchasing the license, you cannot print from iOS. The normal share icon is not available to print to a connected network printer. The only options are to email and print the receipt and to screenshot the license for printing. I could not find a place to create a login for the app. It would be helpful to sign in and be able to retrieve the license image no that the license display requirements have been changed.
Can’t open trout maps
Do not pay the developer of this app until it’s fixed! It public tax money … this isn’t difficult!
Data Not Linked to You
The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:
- Contact Info
Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More
- Executive Office of The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
- 38.9 MB
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 10.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- © 2022 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania