Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) is hosting a Family Fishing Event Saturday, April 27 at Trojan Pond near Rainier.

Staff and volunteer fishing instructors will be present at the event to offer helpful tips to families who want to learn how to fish. The department will loan out rods, reels and tackle and provide bait to anyone who needs it. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is free and open to the public.

“This is a great way to get the family out to enjoy a day of outdoor recreation,” said Jeff Fulop, youth fishing event coordinator for ODFW’s North Willamette Watershed District. “These events give parents an opportunity see how fun a day of fishing with the kids can be.”

Under Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations, anglers aged 13 and under do not require a license, while those 14-17 must have a juvenile license, which can be purchased for $9 from ODFW offices and license outlets.

Trojan Pond is a 15-acre lake located on the north side of Highway 30 in Prescott, just southeast of Rainier.

Logo courtesy Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

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