Youth Mentor Day, organized by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, is a highly anticipated statewide event. The Friends of Schuylkill Parks and Recreation, in collaboration with the Sportsmen’s Advisory Council, joined forces to elevate the event hosted by Sweet Arrow Lake County Park, marking the fifth year of the partnership.
Anglers, including more than 200 youth, will converge on the lake in search of the elusive catch, with Tevis and Modern Comfort stocking the water with 150 trout ranging in size from 18 to 25 inches. To complement this effort, the Swatara Cooperative Trout Nursery and the PA Fish and Boat Commission will stock thousands more trout.
Participation requires no registration, and qualifying youth will receive a $10 gift card from Werner Lumber Ace Hardware or Stony Gun and Archery.
Sweet Arrow Lake Park offers an array of amenities, including playgrounds, picnic tables, pavilions, trails, a waterfall, an 18-hole golf course, and ample opportunities for flatwater recreation.
The year-long fishing extravaganza at Sweet Arrow Lake County Park officially continues on April 13. Organized by the Friends of Schuylkill Parks and Recreation and the Sportsmen’s Advisory Board, with support from Swatara Co-op Trout Nursery and title sponsor Pioneer Pole Buildings, registrations are now open.
Interested participants can find registration information on the park’s website at www.sweetarrowlakepark.com or choose to mail.
Fishing highlights include grand prizes of $500, $300 and $200, specifically for tagged fish, plus 50 additional prizes of $100 each. Pioneer Pole Buildings continues its fourth year with a $2,500 sponsorship, while FCCB (First Citizens Community Bank) is in its third year with a $500 contribution.
The Friends have pledged $5,000 in matching funds for new sponsors, equaling every dollar donated up to $5,000. Contributions of any size are eligible for this generous matching initiative.
Sweet Arrow Lake is located in the town of Pine Grove near Pine Grove.