April 25, 2013
CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – A Family Fishing Event is set for Reinhart Volunteer Park Pond in Grants Pass on Saturday, May 4 from 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is partnering with the Crater Bass Club to host the event. Bass Club volunteers and ODFW staff will provide fishing equipment and angling instruction.
“This is a great way to introduce families to the fun of fishing and encourage participation in outdoor recreation activities,” said Chuck Fustish, ODFW STEP biologist.
Anglers 13 years of age and under can fish for free and those 14-17 need a juvenile angling license. An adult angling license is needed by anyone 18 and older. All state fishing regulations continue to apply.
Directions to Reinhart Volunteer Park Pond: From I-5, take Exit 55 and go two miles on Grants Pass Parkway. Turn right onto SE M Street which becomes SW Bridge Street. Go one mile and turn left onto Lincoln Road/OR-260 for almost a half-mile. Turn left onto Webster Road to the park. Look for a banner and racks of fishing rods by the pond.
Go to www.dfw.state.or.us for a list of Family Fishing Events throughout the state.