Here's how you can weigh in on changes to Arizona fishing rules

By Vaughan Jones
Published: Sunday, July 17, 2022 - 9:38pm
Updated: Monday, July 18, 2022 - 6:28am

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The Arizona Game and Fish Department is seeking public input on proposed changes to the 2023-24 Arizona fishing regulations.

The department’s fishing regulations are updated every two years. They cover the amount of fish one can catch in a day, what to do with a fish once it’s caught, acceptable fishing locations and other topics.

There are four proposed changes for next year’s regulations, including creating a catch-and-release only fishery for all fish species at Lower Goldwater Lake.

A valid Arizona fishing license is required  for residents and non-residents older than 10 to fish in any public accessible water in the state.

The department will host a public forum webcast July 28 from 6-9 p.m. Comments can be submitted until Aug. 12. Proposed changes will be presented in September.

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