In conjunction with Indiana’s upcoming Free Fishing Day, a special youth trout fishing event will be offered Saturday, April 20, at Wyland Lake near North Webster in Kosciusko County.

About 400 rainbow trout will be stocked by DNR officials on Friday in the 6-acre lake in Tri-County Fish & Wildlife Area. Fishing will not be allowed until Saturday.

To encourage family fishing, only anglers under 18 and any adults who accompany them will be allowed to fish on Saturday. The starting time will be 6 a.m. Trout fishing will then be open to the general public on Sunday, April 21.

No fishing license or trout stamp is required on Saturday.

Anglers who fish on Saturday at Wyland do not need to register for the event but will be asked to complete a sign-up sheet.

Wyland Lake is off Kosciusko County Road 875 East and one-quarter mile north of Epworth Forest Road. Signs will be posted along the road to direct anglers to the lake.

Last year 26 anglers took part in youth trout fishing day.

Anglers are encouraged to bring a boat. A concrete launching ramp is available along the shore.

A fishing pier also is available along the shore, although fishing along other sections of the shoreline is limited by shallow depth and aquatic plants.

For more information, call the district fisheries office at (260) 244-6805 or Tri-County FWA at (574) 834-4461.

Logo courtesy Indiana Department of Natural Resources

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