Near Allentown, the Little Lehigh Creek runs through the Allentown park system to the delight of local fly fishermen. Plan to go after brown trout and brook trout with small flies and fine tippets.

The Little Lehigh Creek is a scenic spring-fed limestone stream. The headwaters are in Berks County near Woodside Avenue. The creek flows about 18 miles to the northeast towards the confluence with the Lehigh River.

The fly fishing access on the main section of the Little Lehigh Creek is provided by Mertztown Road. A popular parking area is at Fish Hatchery Road Bridge.

While caddis hatch can be from mid-April through August, a large hatch season runs from earlyJune to late September.

If you are looking for a downloadable GPS Little Lehigh River fly fishing map, click here.

Note: there are numerous regulations in force from the Allentown park system.


Local Contact(s):  PA Visitor Info. (800) VISIT-PA; AA Outfitters (800) 443-8119.

Recommended Book:  "Pennsylvania Hatches Pocket Guide" from Paul Weamer

Best Season:  Apr. - Sep.

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