On Saturday, September 6th, the Philadelphia Water Department, the Schuylkill River Development Corporation, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, and PA Fish & Boat convened at Schuylkill Banks for the 10th Annual Philly Fun Fishing Fest. With sunny, perfect weather it was a great opportunity for family and friends to unwind by the water and try their hand at fishing.
Collectively, the crowds of anglers caught (and released) 46 fish! Eight different species were represented, including Channel Catfish, Striped Bass, Bluegill, American Eel, American Shad, White Perch, Pumpkinseed Sunfish, and Red-Breast Sunfish. Prizes from Dick’s Sporting Goods and Plano Tackle were awarded for the first fish caught, the largest fish caught, the most successful angler, and more.
In addition to fishing, there were plenty of activities for the entire family to enjoy, including face painting and a Crazy Hat contest. It was indeed a great day for fishing on Schuylkill Banks.
Check out photos of this fantastic day on our Flickr page and join us next year in September when the festival returns!