Moores Run Fish and Game Preserve
"God never did make a more calm, quiet recreation than angling."-Izaak Walton 
3100 Big Moores Run Rd
Austin, PA 16720

"Fishing provides that connection with the whole living world." 
- Ted Hughes
Rules and Regulations

Many of our fish have been in the stream for years and nearly all mortality is due to predation from otter, mink, herons and other predators. Please observe the following rules.

Fishing License
All persons 16 or older must purchase and display a Pennsylvania fishing license with trout stamp.

General Code of Conduct:
  • All fishing is catch and release.
  • Use only barbless or semi-barbless hooks.
  • Land the fish as quickly and carefully as possible.
  • Use a landing net.
  • Do not put fingers in the gills or squeeze the fish.
  • Do not stand up while holding the fish, as a drop from even just a couple feet will injure the fish.
  • Hold the fish with one hand under the belly and the other over the nose. You can momentarily slip your hand over the nose, under the fish for pictures.
  • Use common sense and be gentle with the fish.
  • We request that you kindly refrain from wearing felt soled waders on the property.
All guests are required to sign a release of liability. We are not responsible for accidents.

Moores Run Fish and Game Preserve is a member of Pennsylvania Council of Trout Unlimited and joins in the conservation of our cold water resource. For more information on the council's mission and how to become a member, please visit