Fishing pole and tackletwo-fishermenThe James V. Brown Library is Lycoming County’s first sponsor site for the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission’s Fishing Tackle Loaner program. The Library offers fishing gear for free loan. You can borrow rods, reels and a tackle box full of hooks and other tackle for free. The equipment can be borrowed just like a library book. Twenty-five rods and reels are available for a two-week loan period by adults.

Borrowing Fishing Tackle as Easy as Borrowing a Book!

The James V. Brown Library is pleased to announce their involvement in the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission’s Fishing Tackle Loaner Program. The public can come to the library and borrow rods, reels and a tackle box with hooks and other basic tackle. This equipment is borrowed in much the same way books are borrowed from a library. Those wanting to borrow the equipment complete a form and the loan is made. The equipment is returned to the site at the end of the loan period.

This program is a partnership between the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, the American Sportfishing Association, and The James V Brown Library. The program is designed to make it easy for anyone to access fishing tackle. Whether you are giving fishing a try for the first time, or returning to a childhood activity, these sites provide a loan of free tackle. We hope that borrowers of the equipment will enjoy fishing so much that they are hooked for life.

For additional information about this program, visit the Fish and Boat Commission’s website Make Sure to check out our new PA Wilds Collection to reel in just the right book for your outdoor adventure fun.