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Free Fishing Weekend events scheduled for central and southeast Oregon

   

Contact:

Jessica Sall (503) 947-6023
Fax: (503) 947-6009

Date:

May 29, 2009

Salem, Ore. – The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife invites Oregonians to fish for free during Free Fishing Weekend, June 6-7.

To help novice anglers get started, free fishing events around the region can help parents introduce their children to the joy of fishing. Events are typically geared towards kids and many provide loaner rods and reels as well as volunteers to help kids learn how to fish.

During Free Fishing Weekend fishing licenses and tags are not required, although all other angling restrictions apply.

The following events are taking place throughout central and southeast Oregon. All events are on Saturday, June 6.

Harney County

  • Burns Pond, 7 a.m. – 12 p.m. More information: Tim Walters (541) 573-6582

Klamath County

  • Fourmile Quarry Ponds, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. More information: Neil Anderson (541) 883-6731
  • Klamath Fish Hatchery, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Participants must be 12 and under. More information: Greg Lipsiea (541) 381-2278

Jefferson County

  • Wizard Falls Fish Hatchery, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Participants must be 10 and under. More information: Steve Hamberger (541) 595-6611

Grant County

  • Clyde Holliday State Park, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. More information: Dennis Bradley (541) 932-4453

For more information about other Free Fishing Weekend events throughout the state, visit the ODFW website at www.dfw.state.or.us.

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