The Glendale Sportsmen’s Association is located at 2732 Black Elk Rd., Irvona, PA 16656. Each year we raise over 9000 trout to stock the area streams. The cost of raising these fish is entirely on the club’s shoulders. The Pennsylvania Fish Commission only provides the fingerlings to us each June to raise for the following year’s stockings. Proceeds from the following events are used to maintain the club grounds, building, hatchery, and to raise the fish.

Annually the Sunday before Memorial Day we hold our Children’s Fishing Derby. This event has been held for over 20 years. There are numerous prizes for the children. Thanks to local businesses and individuals, we are able to hold this event with not cost to those participating. All children ages 2 through 15 are permitted to fish in this event. Two weeks following this event is the Adult Derby, also held annually. The cost is $10 with cash prizes being awarded to the top 5 anglers. A more recent, successful tradition is our Tagged Trout Tournament. Only in its second year, this event is already showing great signs of growth. Over 170 fishermen from all parts of the state participated this past year over Mother’s Day weekend. Once again this was all made possible by the support of local business and individuals. Also during this month you will find us hosting and outing for local handicapped children. This past year’s event had 90 kids from local schools participating in this outing. Fishing equipment is provided for those that need it. Food and refreshments are also provided. It is such a joy to see the smile on these children’s faces. There is also an outing for the residents of the Veterans Home in Hollidaysburg. These guys really enjoy their day of fishing.

For those who enjoy shooting sports, the club holds Shotgun Shoots on the third Sunday of the month, October through March. Shoots start at 2:00 PM and are held at the clubhouse. Archery Meat Shoots are held twice a month, January through March. These shoots are held inside at the clubhouse. The cost is $10 for 10 rounds and there are 3 meat prizes awarded each round. Shooting starts at 6:00 PM. Each January finds us starting our Youth Archery League. This league is open to children ages 5 through 15. There is no cost to participate. A limited number of bows and arrows are available to those that do not have their own. Shooting is held on Tuesday evenings and runs for 8 weeks. Our Adult Archery League also starts during January. The cost is $60 and this includes the range fee ($15) and individual membership ($8). You can shoot your score any time during the week and the league is held for 10 weeks. Outdoor 3D Archery Shoots are held monthly, April through September.

We hold our Annual Bass Tournament on Labor Day weekend. This is held at Glendale Lake. Check out our Calendar for more information.

During the month of March and July on the last Sunday of the month we can be found making our delicious Bar-B-Que Chicken. Many come from far and wide to try our chicken. Tickets sold in advance. You will not find any better. Hope to see you there.

For more information about the club or any events, please call Dave @ 672-4203, Jack @ 672-5903, Chuck @ 687-4564, or Tom @ 687-3308.