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Rotary hosting fishing day

| June 8, 2022 12:25 PM

The Columbia Falls Rotary Club will host a Family Fishing Day at River’s Edge Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 18 with poles and bait provided by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks for kids who don’t have their own.

The event is sponsored by the Rotary Club, the City of Columbia Falls, and the FWP. Working together the groups are planning to build fishing platforms and eventually a pier from which children of all ages will have safe and secure access to the pond.

The idea of the event is to showcase the pond and to begin fundraising efforts for the pier and platforms.

The pond, which is stocked with westslope cutthroat trout each year by FWP, currently has no wheelchair or access for people with disabilities, though the city has built accessible trails through the park and close to the pond.

The pond has proven popular with local youth and adults alike, though adults who catch fish there are required to throw them back.

Bald eagles and osprey can often be seen fishing the pond for trout as well.

Hamburgers and hot dogs will be available from the Columbia Falls Rotary Club.

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