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

April 7, 2003

Columbia Park Pond temporarily closed to fishing for Fishing Kids youth fishing clinic

Action: Columbia Park Pond will be closed to fishing for one day to protect catchable trout stocked specifically for the "Fishing Kids" fishing clinic, which begins at 9 a.m., Saturday May 3.

Effective date: 8 a.m. Friday, May 2, until 9 a.m., Saturday May 3, 2003

Species affected: All species

Location: Columbia Park Pond located in Columbia Park near the Kennewick end of the Highway 395 Bridge.

Reason for action: Eliminate premature harvest of catchable trout dedicated to the "Fishing Kids" event.

Other information: Columbia Park Pond is open to fishing only to juvenile and disabled anglers. Juveniles must be 14 years of age or younger. All disabled anglers must possess a WDFWdisability fishing license (see page 10 in the 2002-03 sport fishing rules pamphlet). For information about the "Fishing Kids" youth fishing clinic, contact Benton County 4H at (509) 545-3511.

Information contact: Paul Hoffarth, District 4 Biologist, (509) 545-2284 (Pasco)

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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