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Family Fun Day at Middle Empire Lake
April 6, 2011


ROSEBURG, Ore. – The annual free Family Fun Day of fishing, games and activities is set for Saturday, April 16 at Middle Empire Lake. The event runs 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. and includes a free lunch.

“We have an enclosure in the lake that will be stocked for trout just for this event, making it easier for the kids to fish,” said Tom Rumreich, ODFW fish biologist. “Our biologists and volunteers will be out there to help teach kids how to fish.”

Rumreich said some rods, reels and tackle will be available for loan to families that do not have fishing equipment. All fishing regulations apply. Kids 13 and younger do not need a license; ages 14-17 require a juvenile license.

In addition to the fishing event, the Child Advocacy Center of Coos Bay is setting up a mini-carnival. Northwest Natural Gas will provide lunch.

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



Tom Rumreich (541) 888-5515
Fax: (541) 673-0372

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