Clarion River Fly Fishing

The 13th most popular fly fishing river in Pennsylvania.

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Southwest of Oil City, the Clarion River offers exceptional trout fishing. The popular section for fly fishing on the Clarion River is from Ridgway down to the town of Clarion. The best section on the Clarion River for fly fishing is considered to be the catch and release zone from Johnsonburg to Ridgeway that is filled with brown trout. This latter section does not have any public access, so make sure to get a private landowner permission before accessing.

Overall, Clarion River is the 13th most popular fly fishing river of all 49 fly fishing spots in Pennsylvania.

Clarion River Fly Fishing Map



Local Contact(s):  PA Visitor Info. (800) VISIT-PA.

Recommended Book:  "Flyfishers Guide To Pennsylvania" from Dave Wolfe

Base Camp:  Cook State Forest Campground

Luxury Loding:  Lodge At Glendorn, Bradford (814) 362-6511; Clarion River Lodge (800) 648-6743

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  41.332015, -79.207821

Date Published:  1/2/2016

Date Updated:  8/9/2016

ID:  22780

Clarion River Fly Fishing Map


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