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

June 5, 2003

Youth-only Mill Pond will open to fishing by senior citizens possessing a freshwater fishing license for June 28, 2003

Action: Temporarily suspend the juvenile only fishing regulation at Mill Pond near Auburn on June 28th, 2003 to allow licensed 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 date: June 28, 2003

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: Chad Jackson, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Regulation Information, (425) 775-1311, ext. 113 Don Payne, Green River Steelhead and Trout Club, Senior Citizen Derby Sponsor, (253) 833-0767 Aaron Nix, City of Auburn Planning Department, Senior Citizen Derby Sponsor, (253) 288-7432

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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