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OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma City Parks and Recreation Department will host a FREE trout fishing clinic on Friday, January 10, 2014 from 7 – 8:30 p.m. at the Putnam City High School Gymnasium, 5300 NW 50th Street.

Local fishing experts and educators from the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation and Oklahoma City Parks & Recreation Department will teach anglers the latest trout fishing tips and techniques including knot tying, casting and trout cleaning. The 89er chapter of Trout Unlimited will also be on hand to demonstrate fly fishing techniques.

The trout fishing clinic is open to anglers of all ages and is FREE to the public. Registration is required in advance by calling the City’s H.B. Parson Fish Hatchery at 755-4014.

The clinic is a part of the city’s annual rainbow trout season, which began December 1, 2013 and runs through February 28, 2014 at Dolese Youth Park Pond, 5105 NW 50th.

Regulations for the trout season are as follows: Unless otherwise exempt, all anglers between the ages of 16 and 62 must have a City fishing permit and state fishing license to fish on any City water. City fishing permits are $3.50 for a daily permit and $18.50 for an annual permit.

During trout season, only one pole or rod and reel is allowed, and the daily catch limit is set at six trout per person.

Boats and fisherman floats are not allowed on Dolese Youth Park Pond and any trout caught and placed on a stringer or in a bucket cannot be released back into the water.