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Catfish stocked in Girard Park pond as part of LDWF's Get Out and Fish program

Posted at 1:12 PM, Oct 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-22 14:12:38-04

LAFAYETTE, La. - Officials with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) stocked 400 pounds of catfish in the Girard Park pond as part of the Get Out and Fish program. Bait Barn Fisheries out of Bryan, Texas were contracted to supply the fish.

Southside Park will also receive 400 pounds of fish. On Wednesday, 1,000 pounds were dropped at Gator Cove Park in Jennings.

LDWF’s Get Out and Fish program provides easy and affordable access to quality fishing at locations close to cities and towns, according to LWDF's website. Through the program, LDWF partners with local governments and community organizations to stock community fishing ponds with adult channel catfish in the spring and fall and rainbow trout in the winter. By stocking community ponds with fish, LDWF hope to introduce new anglers to the sport of fishing and provide opportunities for current anglers to practice their skills and for former anglers to get back into fishing.

To learn more about Get Out and Fish or how to get a fishing license click here.

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