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Family Fishing Event set for Middle Empire Lakes

March 25, 2012

CHARLESTON, Ore. – A Family Fishing Event is set for Saturday, April 5 at Middle Empire Lake located near Southwestern Oregon Community college. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is partnering with the Child Advocacy Center to host the event which is part of the annual “Family Fun Day.”

The event features a clinic where families learn about fishing.  Once completing the clinic, kids can fish from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. in an enclosure in the lake that will be stocked with 6,000 rainbow trout.

“This is one of the best community events of the year,” said Tom Rumreich, ODFW STEP biologist. “There’s fishing, fun and many giveaways.”

Anglers aged 14-17 years need a $9 juvenile angling license while those 13 and under can fish for free. Licenses can be purchased online at  or at any ODFW office or license outlet. All state fishing regulations continue to apply.

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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