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Trout stocking happening on October 28

2,000 rainbow and brook trout will be stocked in the pond in Ottumwa Park
2,000 rainbow and brook trout will be stocked in the pond in Ottumwa Park(source: AP image)
Published: Oct. 12, 2021 at 6:38 PM CDT
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OTTUMWA, Iowa (KYOU) -Get those fishing poles ready, the city of Ottumwa announced the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will be stocking 2,000 rainbow and brook trout in the pond at the east side of Wapello street by the orange and blue playground equipment on Thursday, October 28.

All Iowa fishing regulations apply at the pond. There is a bag limit of fifth trout per day; the possession limit is 10. There is no fishing derby for this stocking.

The Ottumwa Park Department has partnered with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources to improve fishing in the ponds in Ottumwa Park.

The Iowa DNR Fisheries Bureau has been involved in trout stocking in urban areas for over 30 years in an effort to introduce trout fishing to more anglers across the state.

More information about fishing in Iowa, including licensing and the urban trout-stocking program can be found online at www.iowadnr.gov.

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