Special trout dates setat Castalia hatchery
COLUMBUS -- Anglers interested in a special opportunity to fish the half-mile section of Cold Creek located at the Castalia State Fish Hatchery in Erie County have until March 1 to submit their names for a lottery drawing, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
For the first time, a separate youth fishing period will be open to anglers under the age of 16. The dates for this youth opportunity will be from June 10 through August 23.
Interested anglers must submit a postcard with their name, address and daytime phone number to Castalia Trout Fishing, c/o ODNR Division of Wildlife, 1840 Belcher Dr., Columbus, Ohio 43224-1329 no later than March 1.
Participants will be chosen through a random selection drawing. Youth anglers should indicate on the post card that they are entering the & quot;youth drawing. & quot;
Only one entry per angler is allowed. Duplicate entries will be discarded. Those selected will be notified by mail of their fishing dates as well as special rules for trout fishing in the stream.
Special fishing rules will be effective at the Castalia hatchery to ensure that a quality fishing experience is maintained throughout the season. The daily bag limit will be five trout per angler.
Anglers 16 years of age and older are required to have a valid 2002 fishing license. An annual fishing license for an Ohio resident costs $15, a one-day fishing license costs $7. People who purchase a one-day fishing license may later return it to receive credit toward purchase of an annual fishing license.
Zlocki named Ohio officer of the year
COLUMBUS -- Ashtabula resident watercraft officer Matt Zlocki has
been named Ohio Watercraft Officer of the Year for 2001 by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Zlocki, age 40, is assigned to the state's Ashtabula watercraft office
Zlocki patrols Lake Erie's central basin in the Ashtabula area.

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