WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091 http://wdfw.wa.gov March 28, 2017 Klineline Pond in Vancouver closes to public for Kids Fish-In 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.