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

April 12, 2005

Long's Pond temporarily closed to fishing prior to "Fishing Kids" Youth fishing event

Action: Longs pond will be closed to fishing for one day prior to the Lacey Family Fish-In youth fishing event, which begins at 8:00 a.m., Saturday April 23, 2005.

Effective dates: 12:01 a.m. Friday, April 22 until 8:00 a.m. Saturday April 23, 2005.

Species affected: All species

Location: Longs Pond is located at Woodland Creek Community Park, 6729 Pacific Avenue SE, in Lacey.

Reasons for action: Allow staff to set nets and stock fish for April 23 activities and ensure a successful Family Fish-In event.

Other information: Longs Pond is open for fishing only to juvenile anglers, 14 years of age or younger. Pre-registration is required for participation in the April 23 Family Fish-In. For information about the event, contact Lacey Parks & Recreation, (360) 491-0857.

Information contact: Larry Phillips, Area Biologist, (360) 902-2721.

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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