Bucks County fishing fans will need two things this summer: greater patience and a fatter wallet. Gregory Vellner netted the reasons behind these inconveniences for NewsBreak.
The drop in the number of catchable fish — at least at Core Creek Park in Langhorne — is because of a stocking issue earlier this spring. According to a county Park and Recs employee (who chose to remain anonymous), a problem with the Neshaminy Creek waterway sidelined the annual effort to seed the stream with catchable bass, carp, perch, and bluegill.
Aside that, fishing fans across the county — and the state — may face increase licensing fees. The Pa. Fish and Boat Commission is considering a $2.50 bump in the cost of documentation to legally catch fish in the state.
It’s been 17 years since that cost increased, and the commission cites the bump as necessary to cover operational costs.
Should sportsmen and -women want to hop into a boat and wet a line, the cost of that pastime is expected to jump as well. A 15-foot motorboat license also needs one and it depends on the size of the boat. A 15-foot motorboat, for example, will run $26 plus a title fee.
More on the boatload of challenges facing Bucks County fisherman this year is at NewsBreak.