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

June 10, 2004

Youth-only Mill Pond will open to fishing by senior citizens

Action: Temporarily suspend the juvenile-only fishing regulation at Mill Pond near Auburn on June 12, 2004, to allow citizens 55 years of age and older to participate in a fishing derby sponsored by the Green River Steelhead and Trout Club and the City of Auburn.

Effective dates: 12:01 a.m. through 11:59 p.m. June 12, 2004

Species affected: Rainbow Trout

Location: Mill Pond, King County (near the City of Auburn)

Reason for action: WDFW regulations stipulate that only juveniles under the age of 15 may fish at Mill Pond. In order to hold the fishing derby and for citizens 55 years of age and older to legally fish Mill Pond a temporary rule change needs to occur.

Information contact: Larry Tsunoda, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Regulation Information, (425) 775-1311, ext. 116; Daryl Faber, City of Auburn Planning Department, Senior Citizen Derby Sponsor, (253) 804-5044

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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