Pennsylvania Stream Access: "Don't Bother to Ask"

July 2, 2006 By: Marshall Cutchin

Development has taken its toll on access to some of Pennsylvania’s most fertile trout streams, but often bad behavior on the part of anglers worsens the situation, according to Dan Nephin of the Associated Press. “Melody Zullinger, executive director of the Pennsylvania Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs, said development of farms and other open space is cutting access to good fishing. ‘Places where you’ve been fishing since you were a kid now has a development on it and all the sudden, they don’t want you fishing in their back yards,’ she said.”