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

March 21, 2013

Klineline Pond to close for kids-only fishing event

Action: Closes Klineline Pond to fishing by the public one day prior to the fishing event as well as the two days of the event. The pond will reopen on April 14, 2013.

Effective dates:

April 11 - 12: 01 a.m., entire pond closed to public fishing

April 12 - pond closed except to registered participants

April 13 - pond closed except to registered participants

April 14 - 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 ensure a safe and successful kids fish-in event. The fish will be planted one day 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 days 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 14. Anglers will not be able to fish until the day after the event on April 14.

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: Jana Carder, Region 5 (360) 906-6705.

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.