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DNR's urban fishing program expands to Janesville

Published On: Jun 11 2013 10:16:08 AM CDT

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JANESVILLE, Wis. -

The Department of Natural Resources' urban fishing program is expanding to Rock County.

The program aims to increase access to the sport for youths and disabled individuals through a special fishing season and educational clinics hosted around the state at urban fishing areas.

Sixty bodies of water participate in the program, most in the southeastern Wisconsin.

The Janesville Gazette reports Lions Park in Janesville will be the first urban fishing area in Rock County.

Under the program, the waters will be restricted to under-15 youth and disabled fishermen from mid-March to early May in 2014.

The DNR will begin stocking the pond with trout next March. The pond will be open to all anglers for the rest of the year-long fishing season.

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