Fishing license prices dropping for 2015 season

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Harrisburg, Pa. (WPMT) — Fishermen in Pennsylvania will be able to purchase a fishing license at a lower price this year.

For the first time in its history, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission lowered the price of a single-year fishing license to $21.70 for Pennsylvania residents. That is $1 cheaper than last year.

Leaders at the commission hope reducing the price will encourage more families and younger anglers to buy a license.

"People get distracted because there's so much competition for our time that we have right now," says John Arway, Executive Director for the commission. "We just like to remind people that fishing is fun and they should take some time, relax, go to a local lake or stream or river and just spend some time with family and friends fishing."

The prices for non-Pennsylvania residents, as well as for three- and five-year licenses also declined. To see the pricing options, click here.