Fishing Guide Requirements and Steps to Become a Guide
It is an integral part of the Roambler Mission to help create more Fishing Guides in Pennsylvania, providing more access to our waterways and recreational fishing opportunities for people all across the Commonwealth. We provide the infrastructure for guides to be found, booked, and paid - without having to invest in their own websites. Fishing opportunities can be hard to access without a family member, a friend, or the guidance of a mentor. We are trying to change that. Some people just want to learn the basics, some want to learn to fly fish, and some want access to an unknown local stream- every area needs a local guide to provide access to these experiences in their own communities. Listing your Fishing Experience on the Roambler Platform is a great way to accept online bookings, find customers, and earn money working for yourself by sharing your love of fishing with others. If you are thinking about becoming a Fishing Guide, there is no better time than now. Start working for yourself with a listing on the Roambler Platform.
The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission requires all Fishing Guides to be permitted by law. Roambler requires all Fishing Hosts to obtain the proper permits from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission before listing a Fishing Experience on the Roambler Platform, and to share a copy of their permit via the document verification on their profile. We do not share this document publicly.
Steps to Become a Fishing Guide via The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission
1.Become CPR/First Aid Certified
2.Proof of Insurance with a minimum coverage for the amount- $250,000 occurrence and $500,000 aggregate. (This is not the cost of insurance but the amount to insure)
3.Pennsylvania fishing license and any necessary permits for areas with special regulations.
4.Send your Fishing Guide Application to PFBC with documents from steps 1-3. This application can be found on the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission website.
5.After you obtain your Guide Permit you are ready to list your Fishing Experience on the Roambler Platform.
Roambler requires all Fishing Guides to follow the fishing regulations and laws of the State of Pennsylvania. Fishing licenses must be purchased by guests prior to the commencement of a booked fishing experience.