New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
Media contact: Dan Williams, (505) 476-8004
Public contact: (505) 476-8000
dan.williams@state.nm.us

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, OCT. 7, 2009:

RULES RELAXED TO SALVAGE FISH AT BLUE HOLE PARK POND IN SANTA ROSA

SANTA ROSA -- Blue Hole Park Pond in Santa Rosa is rapidly losing its water, prompting the Department of Game and Fish to issue an emergency salvage order to remove as many fish as possible before they go to waste.

Today through 11:59 p.m. Oct. 24, all fishing regulations related to bag limits, tackle and angler age restrictions will be lifted at the lake. Anglers ages 12 and older are still required to have a license.

Blue Hole Park Pond, a small body of water normally reserved for anglers younger than 11, developed a significant leak near the lake outlet, causing the lake level to fall significantly. The lake will be allowed to drain until repairs can be made. At that time, the lake will be restocked with game fish.

The pond contains rainbow trout, largemouth bass, catfish and sunfish.

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