Senior Contributor Touts Fly Fishing at Ridley Creek

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Joe Zlomek, a senior contributor and the managing editor of the Pottstown Post, recently touted the fly fishing aspects of Ridley Creek in Middletown Township in a recent column.

You can practice fly fishing year-round in the protected and regulated – but highly entertaining, sportsmen say – catch-and-release area that extends for slightly more than a half-mile, writes Zlomek.

According to Zlomek, the portion of the creek that stretches from Sycamore Mills Dam east and south to the mouth of Dismal Run has no closed season. The state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources reports the creek is seasonally well-stocked with trout. Bass and panfish can be found there too.

During any month, fly fishing in the designated area is permitted from one hour before sunrise to one hour after sunset. Fish must be caught only with a fly-rod and reel and artificial flies, and immediately returned to the water.

The Sporting Gentleman, a sporting goods store in Media, maintains a blog that regularly updates fishers on the best kinds of flies and sizes to use in the relatively shallow stream.

As a senior contributor to, Zlomek regularly reviews interesting recreational locations, lodgings and restaurants, primarily in the Mid-Atlantic United States.

Click here to read more about fly fishing at Ridley Creek from the Pottstown Post.