The Oregon Seal Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife  
 » ODFW Home    » ODFW News Releases
About Us Fishing Hunting Viewing License/Regs Conservation Living With Wildlife Education
News Releases

Kids invited to reel in trout at Canby Pond free fishing event

March 27, 2015

EE Wilson Archery Park
Anglers line up along the banks of Canby Pond for a free youth fishing event hosted last year by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. The action returns to Canby’s favorite fishing hole on Saturday, April 4 from 9:30 to 2 p.m.
Download high resolution image.

CLACKAMAS, Ore. — More than 1,000 hearty rainbow trout will be waiting in the waters of Canby Pond on Saturday, April 4 when the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife rolls out a free youth fishing event at the city’s favorite fishing hole. The event will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

A feature of the ODFW Outdoors Program, this youth-only fishing event is designed to introduce kids to fishing. To ensure that every youngster has a good chance of catching fish, ODFW will release 1,000 rainbow trout produced especially for this event at Roaring River hatchery near Scio. The fish will range in size from 8-inch “legals” to 2-pound “lunkers.”

Participants are welcome to bring their own fishing equipment if they prefer. For those without fishing gear, ODFW will provide rods, reels, tackle and bait on a first-come, first-served basis.

“We hope kids will take advantage of this opportunity to get out and join in the fun,” said Jeff Fulop, ODFW biologist. “We’ll have everything you need for an enjoyable day of fishing – plenty of equipment, experienced instructors and lots of fish. The best part is it’s free.”

Canby Pond one of Oregon’s only youth-only fishing venues. It is open to youngsters ages 17 and under as well as persons with disabilities who possess a current Oregon Disabilities Hunting and Fishing License. Kids 13 years old and younger do not need a fishing license. Those 14-17 do need a license and can buy them for $9 at any ODFW license agent, ODFW office or on-line at ODFW’s website. Licenses will not be issued at the event so those who are required should obtain one ahead of time.

Canby Pond is a 1-acre pond located at Canby Community Park in the southwest portion of Canby. Access the park by traveling south from Highway 99E on SW Berg Parkway. In addition to trout, the pond contains largemouth bass, crappie and bluegill.

Canby Pond is one of 350 water bodies in Oregon that ODFW regularly stocks with trout. Persons who are unable to participate in the Canby youth fishing event can explore many other fishing opportunities, stocking schedules and locations at ODFW’s website,, under the “Fishing” tab.




Jeff Fulop (971) 673-6034
Rick Swart (971) 763-6038

facebook twitter youtube rss feed

About Us | Fishing | Hunting | Wildlife Viewing | License / Regs | Conservation | Living with Wildlife | ODFW Outdoors | Workday Login

ODFW Home | Driving Directions | Employee Directory | Social Media | | File Formats | Employee Webmail | ODFW License Agents

4034 Fairview Industrial Drive SE   ::   Salem, OR 97302   ::    Main Phone (503) 947-6000 or (800) 720-ODFW [6339]

Do you have a question or comment for ODFW? Contact ODFW's Public Service Representative at:
Share your opinion or comments on a Fish and Wildlife Commission issue at

   © ODFW. All rights reserved. This page was last updated: 03/27/2015 2:41 PM