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ODFW offers many family fishing opportunities

March 25, 2012

Family Fishing
The entire family can participate in ODFW Family Fishing events, several of which have been scheduled throughout the state.
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SALEM, Ore. – The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife invites Oregon families to come fishing at one of 34 free Family Fishing events scheduled throughout the state this spring and summer.

The events are designed to show families how easy and fun fishing can be, said Shahab Farzanegan, ODFW angler education coordinator. ODFW provides loaner rods and reels, tackle, instruction and freshly stocked fish – everything a family needs for a successful fishing trip.

“We’ll even show you how to clean and prepare the fish you catch,” Farzanegan added.

Times, dates and locations of all the Family Fishing Events are now posted on the ODFW website. Click on the Outdoor Skills tab at the top of the page and select Angler Education from the menu.

Children under the age of 14 can fish for free, kids 14 to 17 and adults will need an Oregon fishing license in order to fish.

For families that can’t attend one of the scheduled events, ODFW offers several resources to help you go fishing on your own, including:

Visit the ODFW website, click on the Fishing tab at the top of the page, select Where and How from the menu.




Shahab Farzanegan (503) 947-6017
Jessica Sall (503) 947-6023

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