Klineline Pond in Vancouver to close to the public for Kids Fish-In

VANCOUVER — In order to assure a safe and successful Kids Fish-In event at Klineline Pond this April, the pond will be closed to fishing by the public one day prior to the fishing event as well as the two days of the event.

This means that at 12:01 a.m. on April 6, the entire pond will be closed to public fishing. On April 7 and 8, the pond will remain closed except to registered participants of the Kids Fish-In event. On April 9, the pond will reopen to the public.

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 be 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.

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

For more information, contact Jana Gillotte at (360) 906-6705.

This information was provided by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.

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