VIDEO: A dead river for 150 years, Schuylkill’s golden trout return to restored habitat

The fish aren’t just nibbling… They’re biting like crazy!

It’s all thanks to a local fishing group that’s brought life back into a once dead waterway. Eyewitness News reporter Haley Bianco shows us some improvements made to the Schuylkill River.

The Schuylkill River in New Philadelphia, Pennsylvania has…”been basically dead for 150 years,” explained John Bondura, president of Schuylkill County Trout Unlimited.

But what’s this…. a huge golden trout! It didn’t exactly get there on its own. With a lot of help and money… Schuylkill Trout Unlimited revitalized this section of the Schuylkill River.

It cost $26,000 to rehabilitate the river with 19 restored trout habitats.

Watch 2-minute PA Homepage news video.

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