Utah getting two new community fishing ponds
Sep 25, 2023, 9:37 AM
(Scott G Winterton)
ROOSEVELT, Utah– The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources said it has approved two new community fishing ponds. The new ponds will open next year in Roosevelt and West Haven.
Public information officer Faith Heaton Jolley said community ponds are a great resource for beginner fishers.
“If anybody is interested in getting into fishing, trying it for the first time, these community ponds are just a great option for that,” said Jolley. “They’re close to home usually within 20 minutes of an urban center.”
According to Jolley, Utah boasts 59 community ponds. The Division of Wildlife Resources website includes a list of all ponds.
“These ponds really just provide a great opportunity for really close-to-home accessible fishing for residents in the state, particularly as our urban areas continue to grow around Utah. [It’s] just a nice option to kind of bring the outdoors closer to people,” said Jolley.
Those over the age of 12 are required to hold a fishing license when using the ponds. Children under age 11, however, can fish with their families without a license.
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