Family fishing pond stocked with 6,000 new trout

KENNEWICK, Wash. -- The Kennewick family fishing pond is stocked and ready for the 20th annual children's fishing day this weekend.

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife poured more than 6,000 rainbow trout into Columbia Park pond Wednesday. 1,100 fish have tags that will snag kids a special prize from the Richland rod and gun club.

The event kicks off Friday, with a couple of hundred special needs children and adults getting the first crack at the trout.

Then kid's fishing day takes place on Saturday.

After two decades of seeing the fun, Wildlife officials say families don't want to miss out on the trout.

“I think it brings a lot of people together,” said Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Mike Erickson, adding “A lot of families that haven't been exposed to fishing, they have great success here for the pond."

Children ages five to 14 years old can register for the event.

It's 10 dollars and every child who attends receives a rod and reel.

For more information on the event and how to register, visit the Kennewick Parks and Recreation website.

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