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Fall Run Banquet

The PSA Fall Run Banquet November 5th was a Big Success


The 2016 Fall Run Banquet held at Crowley's Restaurant to honor Bob Hetz of 3CU was a big success. Attendance was around 85 people who all had a chance at a lot of great Silent Auction Items. Several door prizes were also awarded. Bob Hetz was honored for his efforts during 50 years of raising millions of fish (Steelhead, Browns, and Brookies) for our local waters, and maintaining 4 and 5 raceways at a time. He received a beautiful Steelhead and Brown Trout Nature Table made by local artist John Ballard of Ballard Woods in Northeast, PA. It was well deserved and long overdue!

Board member, International Coastal Cleanup Coordinator, and TightLines Newsletter editor Sam Zacour was also honored with the 2016 PSA Angler Award. Long time contributor Rich Sherwin was honored for his many contributions as well, but since Rich could not be in attendance, his award will be presented at the next meeting he attends!

Many thanks to those who helped pull off the banquet, especially organizers Frank Scicchitano and JT Davis. Also providing help setting up, at the door and handling money and merchandise were Chris Fatica, Mike Felege, Ron Miller, Roger Latimer, Marty Grzasko, Mark Signorino, Sam Zacour and presenter Skip Simmons.

We also would like to show our appreciation for our Ace Fly Tying demonstrators John Baker, Roger Latimer and Josh Seltenberger.

Also many thanks to our many sponsors and donors especially FishUSA!

Sponsors & Vendors

Fairview Evergreen & Nursery Fish USA

Poor Richards                          Field & Stream

Marty Grzasko                         Matt Impoliti

Heartland                                 All Aboard Restaurant

Avonia Tavern                         Steelhead Inn  

Vernondale Motel                    Golden Triangle Motel

Yellow Jacket Café                  The Barracks

Karl Weixlmann                      Julie Szur

Odis 12 Bar & Grille                Erie Sports Store

1201 Kitchen                           Plymouth Tavern

Lee Steadman                          Edinboro Outdoors

Creekside Grille                       Patti’s Pizza

Millcreek Brewery                   Erie Otters

Scott J.M. Lim, D.O.                ROCLA Enterprises

Folly’s End Campground         Stringer Fingers

FishUSA Vendors:  Redington

                               St. Croix

Please Support our Sponsors!

The following are a few of the pictures from the banquet:








The Pennsylvania Steelhead Association is a 501(C)4 nonprofit which works to: enhance and preserve the fishery in the streams flowing into Lake Erie; to improve access to those streams for fishermen; and to assist organizations such as the Western PA Conservancy in acquiring land and/or fishing easements and right-of-ways along important Steelhead fishing waters in Northwest Pennsylvania.

We have created four committees to better serve the PSA and our fishery.  The four committees are – Events Committee, Members Committee, Newsletter/Webpage Committee, and the Marketing Committee.  If interested please sign on to help a committee with planning and organizing events.

The pages in the Members-only section of the Website are viewable ONLY by PSA Members. 

In this Members-only Section you can:

  • See Past editions of TIGHT LINES (the PSA Newsletter)
  • Look up contact information for fellow PSA Members
  • See Member Fishing Reports
You must first log in to access these pages! (See How to Log In in column on left)

PSA Board of Directors and Officers (2016)

Name                        Office                        

Roger Latimer         President               

Dan Pastore               Vice President          

Chris Fatica                Treasurer               

Daniel Beck                Secretary                 

                 Board Members

 J.T. Davis    Marty Grzasko                   

 Herb Knightlinger          Ron Miller             

 Frank Sicicchitano         Mark Signorino     

 Harold (Skip) Simmons   Karl Weixelman    

 Sam Zacour                                             

Our Tight Lines newsletters are now sent out in digital form with an email blast. All recent Tight Lines are available to read in digital format in the Members Only Content area of the web site. An example of the newsletter is below. Click on the cover of the March TIGHT LINES newsletter below to read the digital version:


                  March 2016

The Pennsylvania Lake Erie International Coastal Cleanup

This years cleanup was Saturday September 17th!

The PSA was again the site manager for the Walnut Creek Access area, Sam Zacour again the site coordinator. 

This year a group of 10 dedicated volunteers showed up and collected 7 bags of garbage totalling 96.5 lbs. The group pictured below shows some of the cleanup crew! Thanks to all those who took the time to help clean up our environment!


The PA Lake Erie International Coastal Cleanup is an annual trash cleanup event, held the 3rd Saturday in September along the Lake Erie shoreline and Erie County waterways.  Volunteers gather at one of the sixteen different cleanup locations in Erie County between 9am and 12pm to pick up trash and collect information on each trash item.  Information gathered from collected trash and recyclables is used to develop and prioritize management strategies to lessen the amount of trash entering our waterways and provide outreach and education information for local schools and organizations throughout the county.

The event is part of a larger global effort that is held the same day each year titled the “International Coastal Cleanup” which is the oldest and largest volunteer driven cleanup effort of its kind across the world.  Beginning in 1986 with 12 sites on the Texas coastline, the International Coastal Cleanup has grown to over 6000 sites in 92 countries with more than 500,000 participating volunteers. 



Meetings are typically held at 7:30 pm on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. American Legion Post #773,  4109 West 12th Street, Erie, PA.

The next meeting of the PSA is Feb 8th, 2017! 

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