TROUT DAY 2022
RUSSELLVILLE--- The CADDIS Fly Fishing Club, the Russellville Recreation and Parks Department and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AGFC) are again partnering to bring seasonal trout fishing to Russellville. The AGFC will stock Pleasant View Park pond with 1,000 rainbow trout. TROUT DAY 2022 will be held on Saturday, December 3, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. till noon. This will be an opportunity for people of all ages to catch trout without having to travel to the traditional trout rivers to the North.
The AGFC Family and Community Fishing Program has brought urban trout fishing to more than 20 communities around the state and it has been tremendously successful. Hundreds of catchable trout will be stocked. We encourage novice and experienced fisher-persons to take the opportunity to catch this cold water species. “We hope people take this opportunity to take time to enjoy time outdoors fishing with and teaching their children about fishing”, said Jerry Falleur of the CADDIS Fly Fishing Club. Bait fishing, fly fishing and fishing with artificial lures are allowed. Bait will be provided.
Trout fishing instruction will be available the morning of the event on the hour.
The Family and Community Fishing Program is an effort by the AGFC to provide families and children the opportunity to catch trout and enjoy a fun and exciting day of fishing. Please bring your own fishing gear, bait will be provided. A fishing license and trout permit (stamp) are required for persons 16 years of age or older and all trout regulations will be enforced. The limit of 5 rainbow trout will apply to this fishing event.
Members of the CADDIS Fly Fishing Club will be on hand to help people who would like to try fly casting and are invited to bring their fly rod if they have one. Members will also help with tackle issues as needed. Falleur said, “The CADDIS club is glad to be able to be a co-sponsor and hopes people from the area have an enjoyable Trout Day with friends, family and the community”.
For more information, call the Hughes Center at 479-968-1272.