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

*FishBoatPA Disclaimer*

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

By continuing to use this Application you agree to the terms and conditions above.

What’s New

Version 5.5

- Updated licenses tab information.

Ratings and Reviews

3.4 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

heretohear ,

I love this app but :

When I go to download this app from the App Store instead of downloading or installing it opens it as if I already did download it but it’s not anywhere on my screen???

a_gaggle_of_fools ,

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.

Tbeau15 ,

Frustrating app to use

I was trying to find specific lakes and whether I could use a motorboat and they never came up in the lists. Using a map where are you could click on where you wanted information, would be much more helpful than a list of names that I don’t know where they are. No search feature where you can inquire about a specific lake or body of water.


Executive Office of The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
41.5 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

More By This Developer

You May Also Like