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Family fishing event at Herbertís Pond
 
April 28, 2011

 

ROSEBURG, Ore. – The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife invites young anglers to join its free family fishing event on Sunday, May 8 at Herbert’s Pond in Canyonville. The event runs 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. with ODFW staff on hand to help kids who want to learn how to fish.

The pond will be stocked with 250 rainbow trout prior to the event. 

“Kids can learn or hone their angling skills, and we’ll have everything they need – loaner fishing equipment and bait,” said ODFW STEP biologist Greg Huchko. “The kids can also learn fish identification, make fish prints, or even try out the backyard bass game.”

Anglers 13 years of age and under can fish for free while those 14-17 need a juvenile angling license. All fishing regulations apply during this event.

Information: Greg Huchko at the ODFW Roseburg office, 541-440-3353.

The mission of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is to protect and enhance Oregon's fish and wildlife and their habitats for use and enjoyment by present and future generations. The agency consists of the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission, a commission-appointed director and a statewide staff of approximately 950 permanent employees. Headquartered in Salem, ODFW has regional offices in Clackamas, Roseburg, Bend, and La Grande with ten district offices located throughout the state. For additional information, please visit www.dfw.state.or.us.

   

Contact:

Greg Huchko or Meghan Collins (541) 440-3353
Fax: (541) 673-0372

 
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