The Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife will host a family fishing event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the Timber Linn Park Pond in Albany.
ODFW has stocked the pond with 500 trout. Staff and volunteers will be on hand to loan fishing poles and tackle, and provide bait for young anglers.
The ODFW fishing station will be set up in the dog park parking area. Volunteers will also help novice anglers. Children under 12 are not required to have a fishing license but, as this is not a free fishing weekend, all other anglers must have one.
The Timber Linn Park Pond is open year-round for fishing with a limit of 5 legal-size (8-inch minimum) trout per day.
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Albany Boy Scouts Cole Vanella, 10, left, and Kalani Zuniga, 8, right, prepare their bait Saturday during the 25th annual Calapooia District Fishing Derby at Timber Linn Lake in Albany.
Jason White, 12, left, and brother Jordan White, 9, lower their fishing lines from a bridge over the lake.
Griffin Lee Brown, 7, left, and his mother, Amy Brown, open a jar of bait.
Jason White, 12, of Albany removes the hook from his fish.
Lily Alexander, left, 6, of Eugene, and grandmother Rema Tillitt, of Albany, gaze into the water while fishing.
Jesse Brown, 7, holds a fish he caught during the 25th annual Calapooia District Fishing Derby at Timber Linn Lake in Albany on Saturday, April 29, 2017.
Jesse Brown, 7, left, and his mother, Amy Brown, work together to unhook the fish Jesse caught during the fishing derby.
Adults watch as children fish near the water during the derby.
Dennis Schlabach, right, helps his grandson Gabe Schlabach, 10, with his line.
Kelson Affolter, 7, left, and his father, Shannon Affolter, prepare their bait.