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ODFW to host youth fishing event in Eugene

 
May 10, 2010

 

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. – The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will host a youth fishing event at the Alton Baker Canoe Canal in Eugene on Saturday, May 15 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. This event is free and no pre-registration is required.

The event is part of ODFW’s Youth Angling Enhancement Program, designed to introduce young people to the fun of fishing. The department will provide rods, reels, tackle and bait for use by young anglers who are fishing for the first time or do not have their own fishing equipment. Participants should feel free to bring their own equipment if they prefer.

ODFW staff and volunteers will be available to help participants learn how to bait the hook, cast the rod and land the fish. Volunteers will even clean the catch. The trout are coming from the Desert Springs Trout Farm and include 1,000 legal sized fish and 50 larger fish.

“This is a unique opportunity for new anglers to experience some great fishing right in their own back yard,” said Erik Moberly, ODFW biologist.

Under the 2010 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations, anglers 13 years old and younger can fish for free. A juvenile license is required for anglers 14-17 years of age, and can be purchased for $9 at ODFW offices and license outlets. All other anglers must have an adult fishing license. Licenses are not available for sale at the Canoe Canal. All fishing regulations will apply.

The Alton Baker Canoe Canal is within Alton BakerPark and can be accessed off ofClubRoad in Eugene.

For information about the event atAltonBaker Canoe Canal, call the ODFW Springfield office at (541) 726-3515. To find out more about other YAEP events throughout the state, go to http://www.dfw.state.or.us/education/angling/family_fishing.asp.

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Contact:

Erik Moberly (541) 726-3515
Rick Swart (971) 673-6038

 
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