Free Fishing Events Scheduled Throughout Utah

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June 11 will be a great day to take a kid fishing: It's Free Fishing Day in Utah.

DWR Press Release

June 11 is Free Fishing Day

Free fishing events will be held across Utah on June 11.

The free events are part of Free Fishing Day. You don’t need a license to fish in Utah on June 11.

Special fishing events

Several free fishing events will be held on Free Fishing Day. The following are the events the Division of Wildlife Resources is helping with:

NORTHERN UTAH

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Skylar’s Pond

The Bear River Celebration and Free Fishing Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the pond, which is located in Willow Park. The park is at 450 W. 700 S.

People of all ages can enjoy fishing for free at the pond. And kids can fish with a cop! Fishing equipment will be available to check out and use, and law enforcement officers from the Cache Valley area will be available to help first-time anglers fish.

Special interactive activity booths will also be available for those 4 to 18 years of age. The first 200 youths who visit the booths and complete their “Bear River Adventure Passport” will receive a free gift. The interactive booths will help young people discover the joys of fishing and learn the importance of good water quality and responsible recreation in the Bear River Watershed. Youths can tie their own fishing fly, experience how rivers and streams are formed, go “buggy over bugs,” stamp prints of fish, build miniature beavers and much more.

For more information, e-mail Nicaela Haig with the Division of Wildlife Resources at nhaig@utah.gov or visit https://extension.usu.edu/waterquality/annual-events/briverceleb.

BOUNTIFUL

Bountiful Pond

You can “Fish with a Cop” from 9 – 11 a.m. at this pond located just west of Legacy Highway in Bountiful.

DWR conservation officers and officers with the Woods Cross Police Department will be available to teach you how to fish and help you catch fish.

The event is free. Bait will be provided. If you have your own fishing rod and reel, please bring it with you. If you don’t have one, no problem—rods and reels will be available for you to use.

For more information, call James Abbott with the DWR at 801-698-9068 or Stephanie Gonzales with the Wood Cross Police Department at 801-292-4422, extension 3.

NORTHEASTERN UTAH

Two Free Fishing Day events, for anglers of all ages, will be held in northeastern Utah:

–  Moose Ponds in Daggett County, 9 a.m. to noon.

–  Lower Stillwater Ponds on Rock Creek in Duchesne County, 9 a.m. to noon.

If you have your own fishing pole, please bring it to the events. If you don’t have your own pole, no problem—a limited number of poles will be available to use. Personnel from the sponsoring agencies will also be available to answer questions about fish and fishing, and to help you catch fish.

Each event should be a fun activity for anglers of all ages and the whole family!

The Division of Wildlife Resources, the U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management are sponsoring the events. For more information, contact any of the sponsors or the DWR’s Vernal office at 435-781-9453.

EAST-CENTRAL UTAH

WELLINGTON

Knight-Ideal Community Fishing Pond

A Free Fishing Day event will be held from 8 – 11 a.m. at the Knight-Ideal Community Fishing Pond, 850 E. 300 S. in Wellington. The event is free.

The DWR will place additional fish in the pond before the event. Rods, reels and bait will be provided. And DWR personnel will be available to teach you how to fish and help you catch fish.

For more information, call the DWR’s Price office at 435-613-3700.


SOUTHWESTERN UTAH

BEAVER

Little Reservoir

To reach the reservoir, travel east out of Beaver on 200 North. (This road becomes state Route 153.) The reservoir is six miles up Beaver Canyon, on the right hand side of the road.

Prizes will be offered, and some fishing equipment will be available to check out and use.  DWR personnel and volunteers will also be on hand to help youngsters fish and to help them keep their hooks baited.

The event runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more information, call the DWR’s Cedar City office at 435-865‑6100.

CEDAR CITY

Leigh Hill Reservoir

Leigh Hill Reservoir is one of Utah’s community fisheries. To reach the reservoir, follow Cedar City’s Royal Hunt Drive to the top of Leigh Hill.

Prizes will be offered and some fishing equipment will be available to check out and use. DWR personnel and volunteers will also be on hand to help youngsters fish and to help them keep their hooks baited.

The event runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sportsmen for Fish and Wildlife is cosponsoring the event.

For more information, call the DWR’s Cedar City office at 435-865‑6100.

HURRICANE

Grandpa’s Pond

Grandpa’s Pond is one of Utah’s community fisheries. To reach the pond, follow State Street in Hurricane to the west of town, and then turn north on 3700 West. Continue north on 3700 West until the pavement ends.

Prizes will be offered and some fishing equipment will be available to check out and use. Anglers from Southern Utah Anglers and additional volunteers will also be on hand to help youngsters fish and to help them keep their hooks baited.

The event runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Southern Utah Anglers is cosponsoring the event.

For more information, call the DWR’s Cedar City office at 435-865-6100.

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