DWR Press Release
Free family recreation event on Free Fishing Day
PRICE — Fishing is hot at southeastern Utah’s community fisheries. If you’re a young angler, and you want to get in on the action, don’t miss a free Wildlife & Wardens event on June 9.
The event will be held at the Carbon County Community Fishing Pond, 450 S. Fairgrounds Road in Price. Conservation officers with the Division of Wildlife Resources and Carbon County Sheriff’s deputies will be available to help young anglers fish. The free event runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
June 9 is Free Fishing Day in Utah, so you won’t need a fishing license to fish that day. Youth of all ages are invited to participate.
“Wildlife & Wardens is an opportunity to learn and have fun at one of Utah’s spectacular community fisheries,” says DWR Lt. Ben Wolford. “We’ll have some fishing poles on hand for those who need them. Another highlight is an archery range that’s part of the event. We’ll provide bows, arrows and a variety of targets, including moving targets, to shoot at.”
In addition to fishing and archery, young outdoor enthusiasts can handle a collection of pelts, antlers and skulls while learning about the animals that live in Utah’s wild places. Lunch will be provided.
“There’s something here for everyone who enjoys being outside,” Wolford says.
Register for the event online. If you have questions, call the DWR’s Southeastern Region office at 435-613-3700.
Free Fishing Day is the only day of the year when anglers can fish without a fishing license in Utah. All other fishing laws and rules, including daily limits, still apply.