Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife FISHING RULE CHANGE
WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091

April 2, 2012

Klineline Pond fishing closure for kids fish-in event

Action: Closes Klineline Pond to fishing by the public two days prior to the fishing event as well as the day of the event.

Effective dates:

April 12 - 12: 01 a.m., entire pond closed to public fishing

April 13 - pond open to participants in the Special Needs Kids Fishing Event

April 14 - pond open to participants in the Fishing Kids event

April 15 - pond reopens to the public

Location: Klineline Pond is located at Salmon Creek Park, Vancouver Washington

Reason for action: This rule change is necessary to assure a safe and successful Kids Fish-In event. The fish will be planted two days prior to the event to better acclimate them before the event. Several thousand fish will be placed into netted areas along the shoreline of the pond. On the day of the event, pre-registered kids will be allowed to fish within these netted areas. The pond will not open to the public until April 15. Anglers will not be able to fish until the day after the event on April 15.

The reason for keeping the pond closed after the event is to ensure the safety of the public as well as the event participants while the event is shutting down and equipment and nets are being removed. We will have several hundred feet of nets that will be pulled from the shoreline area.

Other Information: The event this year will bring in over 2500 registered kids as well as their families, friends and general members of the public.

Information Contact: Wil Morrison (360) 696-6211.

Fishers must have a current Washington fishing license, appropriate to the fishery. Check the WDFW "Fishing in Washington" rules pamphlet for details on fishing seasons and regulations. Fishing rules are subject to change. Check the WDFW Fishing hotline for the latest rule information at (360) 902-2500, press 2 for recreational rules. For the Shellfish Rule Change hotline call (360)796-3215 or toll free 1-866-880-5431.