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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.
â€śThis is the first year weâ€™ve done something like this,â€ť said Jed Pearson, district fisheries biologist for the Department of Natural Resources. â€śWe wanted to develop more family-friendly opportunities for fishing.â€ť
Located in the back part of the park, the pond is small, but Pearson said the derby will be â€śentertaining.â€ť
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