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A land owner on Upper Elk Creek, upstream of PFBC Rick Road Access, has new PFBC signs alerting anglers DO NOT ENTER THIS PROPERTY. If you see these signs, the land owner wants you stay off his yard and property, walk only in or along the banks of Elk Creek. At this point, the owner is still allowing anglers to fish his property. What prompted this is when a few angler(s) walked thru his yard and right by his house, and then failed to be respectful to his request to stay in the creek and away from his little white cottage adjacent to the creek.


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Field and Stream Gets Involved in Our Fishery Quickly

Recently our outgoing Vice-President Rich Sherwin was able to procure a 3500 Watt Champion portable generator. It will be used by 3-C-U as back up power for the nursery raceways to prevent fish loss during power outages.

Rich contacted the new Field and Stream Store and was able to get them to donate the generator free of charge. Pictured here with Rich are Bob Hetz and Mike Felege of 3-C-U

  • The 2013 International Coastal Cleanup, worldwide, brought together 648,015 volunteers in 92 countries who collected 12.3 million pounds of trash. 
  •  The Pennsylvania, statewide cleanup, was ranked 6th nationally for number of volunteers with 9,745 volunteers who collected 459,076 pounds of trash in 32 counties.  Erie county held Pennsylvania records for the 2013 ICC with most cigarette butts collected (16,276), most plastic wrappers collected (3,161), and most plastic bottles collected (1,574).  
  • Although a virtual monsoon hit the morning of the International Coastal Cleanup last fall, a few hardy souls showed up (pictured above) to fulfill the PSA’s commitment to clean up the area around the Walnut Creek  Access area in the rain. 49 ½ pounds of trash was picked up (including 1410 cigarette butts and over 1700 feet of fishing line).
  • We are asking for volunteers again to show up the morning of September 20, 2014 and help keep one of are great access areas clean!
                       Click the link below to view the ICC 2014 Brochure!                          

Congratulations to Mike Felege the first recipient of the PSA Angler Appreciation Award!

For more Banquet pictures go to the 2013 Fall Run Banquet Tab on the left - allow time for the pictures to load on the page!

PSA Officers - Serving until March 2015

President -Ryan Novatnack

Vice President - Karl Weixlmann

Treasurer - Skip Simmons

Secretary - Marty Grzasko

Re-elected Board Members:

Frank Sicicchitano

Dan Pastore

Corey Shields

Newly-elected Board Members:

                   Mark Signorino

                    Herb Kightlinger

Paul Krott

Dan Beck

General Membership Meetings

Next Meeting is Weds. August 13th @ 7:30

As some of you may know, we've been working with several State Representatives in an effort to create more open water for steelhead fisherman on our tributaries. This fishery is sustained, along with 3-C-U Trout Association, by state agency stockings, and the general angling public through license and Lake Erie Permit sales. However, our public fishery is being exploited by private business interests that have curtailed access to a fishery we helped create. Approximately half of our largest tributary, Elk Creek, is now posted. State Representatives Dan Moul and Greg Lucas are going to be introducing legislation in Harrisburg that will hopefully open up more water for public access. Local State Representative Greg Lucas will be co-sponsoring this bill and talking to us on Wednesday evening about its implementation and a hearing to be held in Erie on this issue. Please support our efforts by attending Wednsdays meeting.

 7:30 pm on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. American Legion Post #773,  4109 West 12th Street, Erie, PA

There will be NO meetings in June or July. Our next meeting will be in August.


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