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Free Fishing Day Aims to Hook New Anglers

LEWISTON - - Saturday, June 11 is Idaho's Free Fishing Day and the Idaho Department of Fish and Game invites anglers, residents and nonresidents, to celebrate the day afield by fishing Idaho's waters without a license. All other fishing regulations pertaining to limits, opening dates and tackle restrictions remain in effect.

The following special events will be offered from 9 a.m. to noon in the Clearwater Region to teach first time anglers the joys of fishing.

" Spring Valley Reservoir east of Troy, ID.

" Fenn Pond located five miles from Lowell on Forest Service Road 223.

" Wilkin's Pond located on the prairie west of Grangeville.

" Karolyn's Pond near Elk City.

" Fred Warren Pond in North Lewiston.

" Box Canyon Pond (also known as Long Gulch Pond) near Riggins.

" Deer Creek Reservoir near Headquarters, ID.

Single-parent families are encouraged to attend and all children must be accompanied by an adult. A limited number of rods and reels will be available for loan, but participants are encouraged to bring their own equipment. Experienced anglers will also be on hand to provide assistance.