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ODFW stocks fish for fundraiser

Trout for Treven fishing derby set for Sunday at Cooper Creek Reservoir

October 7, 2015

ROSEBURG, Ore – The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is stocking trout in Cooper Creek Reservoir to support a fishing derby fundraiser for the family of Treven Anspach, a victim of last week’s tragedy at Umpqua Community College. The derby is set for Sunday, October 11 beginning at 10 a.m. at the reservoir in Sutherlin.

The derby is organized by the Oakland and Sutherlin High Schools’ Student Councils. Their goal is to bring the community together to honor Treven. All proceeds will go directly to the family of Treven Anspach.

Cole Rivers Hatchery is trucking 3,000 legal-sized rainbow trout and 500 trophy-sized trout to Cooper Creek for the event. The fish were surplus to stocking needs in Rogue Valley waters.

Local District Fish Biologist Greg Huchko is pleased that ODFW can help this fundraiser. “It’s gratifying to see local and statewide businesses and our agency come together to help support this family. Because of the nature of this derby, we encourage anyone who planned on fishing Cooper Creek on Saturday to join the derby instead and fish Sunday,” Huchko said.

Desert Springs Trout Hatchery is also donating 1,000 legal-sized fish, worth about $2,000 total. According to office manager Cami Carder, the private hatchery was honored to be asked to help. “We understand this young man had a special interest in fishing, particularly for trout. Donating to this fundraiser for Treven’s family fits in with our mission,” Carder said.

Derby details

  • Registration begins at 10 a.m. at the main boat launch and picnic area.
  • 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. participating anglers will catch as many fish as possible and record their catch. Please remember, angling licenses are required and the bag limit is five trout per day.
  • Anglers are encouraged to catch as many fish as possible for fundraising. ODFW suggests anglers practice catch and release as once five fish are kept, anglers must stop fishing.
  • Local businesses will pledge money for each fish caught and recorded.
  • $1,000 in prizes will be donated by Cabela’s and other local businesses.

From 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., food is available for purchase from Smokin’ Friday’s BBQ.




Derby Information: Jordan Humphreys, 541-459-2597 x213
ODFW: Greg Huchko, 541-440-3353

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