Trout coming to town

ORRSTOWN– Officials from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission are stocking Letterkenny Reservoir with trout this week to provide more opportunities for anglers through the extended season that ends Feb. 28.

“The next few weeks can provide a really relaxing time to fish in cooler temperatures while surrounded by the fall foliage,” said state Rep. Paul Schemel (R-90). “The commission is stocking hatchery-raised, adult rainbow, brown and brook trout in streams and lakes across the state.”

Because of concerns related to COVID-19, volunteers are not permitted to help with stocking.

Fish and Boat Commission officials said trout can be fished immediately, but anglers 16 and older must have a valid fishing license and trout permit. The daily creel limit is three trout of combined species with a minimum size of 7 inches.

Anglers seeking a license or permit can visit or a licensed issuing agent. Letterkenny Reservoir can be accessed off Lower Horse Valley Road near the intersection with Forge Hill Road.