October 24, 2019
Contact: Rob Hines
Public Information Officer
Fort Wayne, Ind. – The Indiana Department of Natural Resources will be stocking the Spy Run Creek with trout and local fishers are invited to participate in a fishing day on Saturday, October 26. The fishing will be at Franke Park, 3411 Sherman Blvd. where a portion of Spy Run Creek and its banks has recently been restored to improve access, capacity, and overall stream health. This project was completed as part of a Parks capital improvements project with additional funding provided by grants from the DNR’s Lake and River Enhancement program, the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, Ducks Unlimited, and US Fish and Wildlife.
Anglers ages 18 and older require a license and a trout stamp, which can be purchased at in.gov/dnr/fishwild. The costs are $17.00 for the annual license plus $11 for a trout stamp. One-day licenses, which include the trout stamp, can be purchased for just $9. License fees go toward conservation efforts and DNR grants, which help to fund many area projects, including some parks projects. Participants 17 years old and younger do not require a license.
Participants new to fishing locally are encouraged to check regulations and state laws at in.gov/dnr/fishwild/ before fishing, especially if planning on harvesting fish.