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Community Fishing Program Bulletin

September 29, 2014 Edition

Report fishing violations - 800 352-0700

Trout Stocking resumes in Payson’s Green Valley Lakes
Rainbow trout will be returning to Green Valley Lakes this week!  Grab the fishing poles and pack a picnic basket - take the family to the park to make some memories!

Gilbert’s Freestone Pond Added to CFP
Freestone Pond in Gilbert has been added to the Program, and the pond received its first stocking of catfish last week. The park is a beautiful addition to the program and makes the 4th location in Gilbert where people can fish for stocked sportfish.

Hoping to Add Friendship Park in Avondale
We’re working to get Friendship Park in Avondale added to the program in November. If successful, Avondale will become our 16th City in which we have existing partnerships to bring fishing opportunities to your neighborhoods.  

Expansion Waters Stocked with Catfish 10/8
Anglers looking for some new scenery can head to any of the 11 expansion waters to catch some feisty catfish. Last Wednesday we stocked waters in Gilbert (Discovery, Freestone, McQueen), Glendale (Bonsall), Maricopa (Pacana), Phoenix (Roadrunner), Scottsdale (Eldorado), and 4 Yuma area waters (Fortuna, Redondo, Yuma West Wetlands, and Council Ave in Somerton).

Fishing Clinic at Water Ranch Lake (Gilbert) on Saturday, October 18
You’re invited to join Gilbert Parks and Recreation and the AZ Game and Fish Department for a morning of fishing at Gilbert’s Youth Fishing Day on Saturday, October 18th from 8 a.m. until noon at the Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch Lake (SE Corner of Greenfield & Guadalupe Rd). The Department will loan fishing gear and bait to the first 100 participants who do not have equipment of their own. Young anglers will be able to win great prizes in the kids’ drawing. There’s NO COST, and you don’t need a license to fish during the clinic as long as you register at the fishing booth when you arrive!

TURN IN POACHERS! Call Operation GAME THIEF (1-800-352-0700)
You may notice some additional Law Enforcement Officers at CFP waters as we’re working to improve compliance at CFP Waters. Please help us by reporting known or suspected violations. Although the Department may not be able to send an officer to each reported violation, simply reporting the incident to the Department helps establish where and when we have poaching problems. Every call is logged into a database and will be used to direct enforcement activities on your Community Fishing Waters

Remember the Web for stocking schedules, the Fish&Boat Arizona webmap, outdoor events calendar, and other great fishing and outdoor information. Also check out the web for Weekly Fishing Reports, to submit your fishing photos or to send us your latest fishing report. Talk with us on our Facebook page or get social with us on Twitter@AZGFD.

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Hunting, Trapping & Fishing Regulations, Season Dates & Draw Information

Detailed information on all rules, regulations and seasons

  • 2014-2015 Arizona Hunting Regulations [PDF, 6mb]

  • Hunt Permit-Tag Application Form [PDF]
  • 2014 Antelope & Elk Hunt Draw Regulations
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  • 2014 Spring Hunt Draw Regulations [PDF]

  • New! 2014-2015 Waterfowl & Snipe Regulations [PDF]

  • Amended! 2014-2015 Dove & Band-tailed Pigeon Regs [PDF]

  • 2014 Sandhill Crane Regulations [PDF]

  • Hunt Arizona 2012: Survey, Harvest and Draw Data
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  • 2014-2015 Trapping Regulations [PDF]

  • 2014 AZ Fishing Regulations
    [PDF, 7mb]
  • 2014 Urban Fishing Guidebook
    [PDF, 9mb]
  • 2014 Amphibian and Reptile Regulations [PDF]

  • 2013-14 Raptor Regulations [PDF]
  • Arizona Residency Requirements [PDF]


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