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

June 1, 2016

Amend recreational fishing rules for Kids Fishing event at Gene Coulon Park, Lake Washington

Action: Opens fishing at temporary net pens in Lake Washington at Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park to youth anglers participating in the CAST for Kids Fishing event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on June 4.

Effective Date: June 4, 2016

Species affected: Rainbow trout

Location: Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park, Lake Washington, King County

Reasons for action: This rule change is necessary to assure a successful Kids Fishing event. Only registered youth anglers will be permitted to fish in the net pen.

Other information: The Kids Fishing event is coordinated by the CAST for Kids Foundation. The event offers children an opportunity to participate and learn about fishing who would otherwise not get the chance. After the even the nets and fish will be removed by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Lake Washington remains closed to all fishing for the public. More information is available online at http: //wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/pugetsound_salmon_update/.

Information Contact: For information on how you can participate in the event, please visit the CAST for Kids Foundation website for more information http://castforkids.org/foundation/ or contact Jessica Kelly at (425) 251-3214.

For information about this rule change, please contact Justin Spinelli, WDFW Regional Fish Biologist, (360) 466-4345 ext. 242 or Justin.Spinelli@dfw.wa.gov.

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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