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

April 4, 2008

Long's Pond temporarily closed prior to annual Fishing Kids event

Action: Long's Pond will be closed to fishing for one day prior to the Lacey Kids' Klassic Family Fish-in youth fishing event, which begins at 8:00 a.m., Saturday, April 19.

Effective date: 12:01 a.m. Friday, April 18 until 8:00 a.m. Saturday, April 19, 2008.

Species affected: All species

Location: Long's Pond is located at Woodland Creek Community Park, 6729 Pacific Avenue SE, in Lacey, Wash.

Reason for action: This rule change will allow staff to set nets and stock fish for April 19 activities and ensure a successful Family Fish-In event.

Other information: Long's Pond is open for fishing to juvenile anglers only, 14 years of age or younger. Pre-registration is required for participation in the April 19 Family Fish-In. Juvenile anglers are not required to have a fishing license. For information about the event, contact Lacey Parks & Recreation, 360-491-0857.

Information contact: Larry Phillips, District 11 Area Biologist, (369) 902-2721 (Olympia)

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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