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Trout coming to North Liberty March 30

North Liberty – A family-friendly trout fishing event will be held at Liberty Centre Pond, 820 West Cherry Street, on Saturday, March 30, at 11 a.m. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will stock 500 rainbow and 500 brook trout in the pond.

This is the first time the Iowa DNR has stocked trout in North Liberty. A family fishing event at Liberty Centre Pond each June during Iowa’s Free Fishing Weekend is very popular.

“We are excited about this new addition to our spring community trout stockings,” said Paul Sleeper, Iowa DNR fisheries biologist. Liberty Centre Pond will replace the trout stockings previously held each spring and fall at Terry Trueblood Lake in Iowa City.

Anglers must have a valid fishing license and pay the trout fee to fish for or possess trout. The daily limit is five trout per licensed angler with a possession limit of 10.

Children age 15 or younger can fish for trout with a properly licensed adult, but they must limit their catch to one daily limit. The child can buy a trout fee which will allow them to catch their own limit of five trout.

Participants need to bring their own fishing poles and bait. The City of North Liberty will award prizes to anyone who catches a tagged trout until prizes run out.

This free event is sponsored by North Liberty Parks and Recreation and the Iowa DNR.