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

April 3, 2009

Long's Pond closed to fishing prior to youth fishing event

Action: Long's Pond will be closed to fishing for two days prior to the Lacey Family Fish-In (Fishing Kids) youth fishing event, which begins at 8:00 a.m., Saturday, April 18, 2009.

Effective date: 12:01 a.m. Thursday, April 16 until 8:00 a.m. Saturday, April 18, 2009.

Species affected: All species

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

Reason for action: Allow staff to set nets and stock fish for April 18 activities and ensure a successful Family Fish-In event.

Other information: Long's Pond is open for fishing only to juvenile anglers, 14 years of age or younger. Pre-registration is required for participation in the April 18 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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