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ODFW to host angling event at Commonwealth Lake

 
April 29, 2010

 

CLACKAMAS, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is hosting a free youth angling event Saturday, May 8 at Commonwealth Lake in Cedar Hills.

ODFW will stock the 3-acre lake with 1,000 legal size rainbow trout and 100 larger trout, ranging from one to three pounds. The department is also supplying rods, reels and tackle for use by young anglers who do not have their own fishing equipment. ODFW staff and volunteers will be available from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. to answer questions and offer assistance to less experienced youth anglers.

“This is an excellent opportunity for families to come out and discover the benefits of fishing,” said Jeff Fulop, Salmon-Trout Enhancement Program biologist for ODFW’s North Willamette Watershed District. “Giving kids a chance to catch a rainbow trout at this event is a good way to get them started on a lifetime of enjoying the many outdoor opportunities that Oregon has to offer.”

Recruiting young anglers through events like the upcoming free fishing day at Commonwealth Lake has been identified as a top priority in ODFW’s 25-Year Angling Enhancement Plan. The plan lays out strategies, actions and pilot projects that ODFW will take to enhance recreational fishing opportunities in Oregon over the next 25 years.

Under the 2010 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations, anglers aged 13 and under do not require a license, while those 14-17 must possess a Juvenile Angling License, which can be purchased from any ODFW vendor for $9.

To get to Commonwealth Lake from Sunset Highway (Hwy. 26) take Cedar Hills Blvd. Exit south 1/2 mile and turn right on Foothills Drive. Follow Foothills Drive to Commonwealth Park.

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Contacts:

Jeff Fulop (971) 673-6034

Rick Swart (971) 673-6038



 
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