Traditional Anglers of PA

The TRADITIONAL ANGLERS OF PENNSYLVANIA (T.A.P.) is an organizing group concerned with the loss of fishable waters available to the bait fishing public. Thus far, we are a very small group in need of many more concerned voices in order to be heard in the State. Bait fishermen are a massive portion of the fishing community, and, joined together, we can make a difference.

The TAP has canceled the Kids’ Fishing Derby scheduled for May 16th, 2020.

To visit the TAP website, click on the following link:

Purpose & Objective

The Traditional Anglers of PA (TAP) has the following objective and purpose:

  • The objectives are for equal access for all Pennsylvania anglers to all Pennsylvania waters for the purpose of conservation, recreation and education.
  • The purpose of this organization shall be:
    • to promote the conservation of the natural resources of our County, our State, and our Nation:
    • to provide and support adequate laws to prevent the exploitation of our waters, land, game, forests, and other wildlife;
    • to encourage the improvement of natural food and cover;
    • to assist in the improvement of our streams and the acquisition of more streams suitable to fresh water life and to aid the anti-pollution program;
    • to sponsor educational programs designed to train our youth in the conservation of our natural resources, good sportsmanship, safety and the advantages offered by participation in outdoor recreation;
    • to cooperate with and support the Fish and Game Commission in their efforts to practice efficient administrative principles in Wild-Life Management and Fish Culture.
  • The Traditional Anglers will promote, preserve, and protect the waters of Pennsylvania.