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Free Fishing Weekend events scheduled for central and southeast Oregon

June 7, 2010


Salem, Ore. – The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife invites Oregonians to fish for free during Free Fishing Weekend, June 12-13.

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 12.

Harney County

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

Crook County

  • Prineville Youth Fishing Pond, 7 a.m. – 12 p.m. For more information: Mike Harrington (541) 447-5111

Klamath County

  • Fourmile Quarry Ponds, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. More information: Neil Anderson (541) 883-6731. EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO LACK OF WATER

Jefferson County

  • Wizard Falls Fish Hatchery, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Participants must be 10 and under. More information: Steve Famberger (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





Jessica Sall (503) 947-6023

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