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, MARCH 16, 2010:

MONASTERY LAKE CLOSES FOR FILMING OF 'TRUE GRIT'

PECOS -- Monastery Lake near Pecos will be closed to fishing and other activities Wednesday, March 17, through Friday, March 19, to accommodate the filming of the movie "True Grit." The popular trout fishing lake will reopen Saturday.

Anglers are encouraged to take advantage of other area trout fishing opportunities, including the Pecos River, which is now clear of ice below Terrero.

New Mexico's 2009-2010 fishing licenses are good through March 31. The Department of Game and Fish is shipping 2010-2011 licenses to vendors statewide this week.

For more information about fishing in New Mexico, please visit www.wildlife.state.nm.us and check out the weekly fishing report.

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