Old Town Sportsmen Awarded Funds to Stock Trout

CLEARFIELD – The Old Town Sportsmen’s Association was granted $1,000 to stock fish in the West Branch of the Susquehanna River.

The money comes from the county’s hotel tax discretionary funds that are under the control of the Clearfield County commissioners. Other money from the hotel tax is controlled by the Clearfield County Recreation and Tourism Authority.

The sportsmen plan to use the funds to stock trout, stating that there is a direct economic benefit from the activity.

A letter from the group to the commissioners noted that about $38 to $40 in tourism money is generated from every fish stocked.

“It’s certainly a project that we can easily support,” said Clearfield County Commissioner Mike Lytle.

He said many county residents remember when nothing lived in this area of the Susquehanna River.

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