A file photo of Curtis Orlowski, vacationing from Washington State, sets his daughter Rylee, 9, up with a fishing pole at the Heritage Park pond in Garden City recently. They tried fishing Bear Lake earlier and were hoping to have better luck at the community fish pond.

GARDEN CITY — Low water caused the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources to increase the daily fishing limit at the Garden City community pond on Monday. The change will allow anglers to catch and keep eight fish. The previous daily limit was two fish.

The inlet canal the main source of water for the community pond at Heritage Park in Garden City has slowed and reduced the amount of water going into the pond.

DWR Director J. Shirley issued the emergency change to the 2022 Utah Fishing Guidebook on Monday, July 18, to give fishermen the opportunity to catch and keep more fish at the community fishery known as Garden City Pond.

The reduced inflow of water has previously resulted in fish dying.

“This increased fish limit will provide anglers with the opportunity to harvest more fish in advance of a potential fish die-off in the pond this summer,” DWR Northern Region Aquatics Manager Chris Penne said.

Rainbow trout and wipers are stocked by the DWR, in the Garden City pond.

The increased daily fish limit became effective July 18 and will stay in place until Sept. 1, 2022. All other rules established in the 2022 Utah Fishing Guidebook will remain in effect.

 

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