A file photo of Curtis Orlowski, on vacation in Washington state, recently shows his daughter Rylee, 9, with a fishing rod at Heritage Park Pond in Garden City. They tried fishing at Bear Lake earlier and hoped to have better luck at the community fish pond.
GARDEN CITY — Lack of water prompted the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources to raise the daily fishing limit at the Garden City community pond on Monday. The change will allow anglers to catch and keep eight fish. The previous daily limit was two fish.
The inlet channel, the primary source of water for the Heritage Park Community Pond in Garden City, has slowed down and reduced the amount of water entering the pond.
DWR Director J. Shirley released the 2022 Utah Fishing Guide Emergency Change on Monday, July 18, to give anglers the ability to catch and keep more fish in the known community fishery. as Garden City Pond.
The reduced inflow of water has already resulted in the death of fish.
“Tits increased fishing limit will offer anglers the opportunity to harvest more fish ahead of a possible mass fish kill in the pond this summer,” said Chris Penne, DWR North Region Aquatics Manager.
Rainbow trout and windshield wipers are stored by the DWR, in the Garden City pond.
The increased daily fishing limit went into effect July 18 and will remain in place until September 1, 2022. All other rules set forth in the 2022 Utah Fishing Guide will remain in effect.
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