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

April 25, 2017

South Lewis County Park Pond fishing clousre for kid's fishing event

Action: Closes South Lewis County Park Pond to all fishing except those children, 14 years old and younger, registered for the Kids Fishing event from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 13.

Effective date:

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

May 12 - entire pond closed to public fishing

May 13 - pond closed except to children, 14 years old and younger participating in the event.

May 13 - pond reopens to the public after 2: 00 pm.

Location: South Lewis County Park Pond is located in Toledo in Lewis County.

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

Other Information: This is the fourth year of this event. It is put on by the Toledo Lions Club.

Information Contact: Toledo Lions Club, Penny Lancaster, penny_lancaster@msn.com for registration information. WDFW contact John Weinheimer (360)906-6746.

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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