Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife FISHING RULE CHANGE
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091

April 14, 2016

Sarg Hubbard Park Pond closure for 'Kids' Fish-In' event

Action: Closes Sarg Hubbard Park Pond (Reflection Pond) to all fishing except those youths registered for the "Kids' Fish-In" event. In addition, the daily limit is reduced to two trout during the event.

Effective dates: 12:01 a.m. April 20 through 4:00 p.m. April 23, 2016

Species affected: All game fish.

Location: Sarg Hubbard Park Pond located on the Yakima Greenway in Yakima.

Reason for action: This rule change is necessary to ensure a successful youth fishing event. Several thousand rainbow trout will be stocked four days prior to the event to acclimate them to ensure they will bite while the kids are fishing. During the event, only registered kids will be allowed to fish.

Other information: The pond re-opens to the public on April 23 at 4:01 p.m. Sarg Hubbard Park Pond is open to fishing only by juvenile anglers (under 15 years old) and adults with a disability who have a designated harvester companion card.

Information contact: Eric Anderson, District 8 Fish Biologist, (509) 457-9301 (Yakima)

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.

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