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COLUMBIA CITY â Scales were tipped as 400 fish were hauled into Morsches Park and fed into the pond for a fishing derby set for this afternoon.
From noon to 2 p.m., anglers up to age 17 can fish the pond for trout and blue gill with out a license or stamp.
âThis is the first year weâve done something like this,â said Jed Pearson, district fisheries biologist for the Department of Natural Resources. âWe wanted to develop more family-friendly opportunities for fishing.â
Located in the back part of the park, the pond is small, but Pearson said the derby will be âentertaining.â
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