April 29, 2014
CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – A free family fishing event is set for Reinhart Volunteer Park Pond in Grants Pass this Saturday, May 3 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.
To make learning – and catching fish – as fun and easy as possible, ODFW will provide rods, reels, tackle and bait at no charge. Crater Bass Club volunteers and ODFW staff can offer assistance on everything from baiting and casting a rod to catching and cleaning fish. Anglers are welcome to bring their own gear, if they prefer.
“This is a great way to introduce families to the fun of fishing” said Chuck Fustish, ODFW STEP biologist.
Anglers ages 14 – 17 need a juvenile fishing license while those 13 and under can fish for free. Anyone 18 and older needs an adult license. All state fishing regulations 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.