WDFW Fishing Rule Change: Klineline Pond Closes to public for Kids Fish-In

Kids Fishing
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

USA -(Ammoland.com)- Klineline Pond in Vancouver closes to public for Kids Fish-In.

The full rule change is as follows:

Action: Closes Klineline Pond to fishing by the public one day prior to the fishing event as well as the two days of the event.

Effective date:

April 6: 12:01 a.m., entire pond closed to public fishing
April 7: pond closed except to registered participants
April 8: pond closed except to registered participants
April 9: pond reopens to the public

Location: Klineline Pond is located at Salmon Creek Park in Vancouver, Wash.

Reason for action: This rule change is necessary to assure a safe and successful Kids Fish-In event. The fish will be planted one day prior to the event to better acclimate them before the event.

Several thousand fish will be placed into netted areas along the shoreline of the pond. On the days of the event, pre-registered kids will be allowed to fish within these netted areas.

The pond will not open to the public until April 9. Anglers will not be able to fish until the day after the event on April 9.

The reason for keeping the pond closed after the event is to ensure the safety of the public as well as the event participants while the event is shutting down and equipment and nets are being removed. There will be several hundred feet of nets that will be pulled from the shoreline area.

Other Information: The event this year will bring in over 2,500 registered kids as well as their families, friends and general members of the public.

Information Contact: Jana Gillotte, (360) 906-6705.

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.

Persons with disabilities who need to receive this information in an alternative format or who need reasonable accommodations to participate in WDFW-sponsored public meetings or other activities may contact Dolores Noyes by phone (360-902-2349), TTY (360-902-2207), or email ([email protected]).

For more information, visit their website.

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