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DNR restocks community ponds

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Posted at 7:52 PM, Mar 24, 2014
and last updated 2014-03-25 08:51:44-04

SALT LAKE CITY -- This week crews with Division of Natural Resources brought in thousands of fish to restock 50 community ponds along the Wasatch Front.

"It is a stressful event but we take a lot of precautions to make sure it is as less stressful as possible," said Shane Gurley, Wildlife Specialist. "Once they (fish) get to the big water though they are pretty happy, because they aren't bumping into their brothers and sisters,"

The fish officers net were just the right size to be put in the open water.

Community fisheries are often heavily fished, and experts say the rainbow trout population couldn't sustain itself without being re-stocked every spring and fall.

Gurley said community ponds give avid anglers quick access to the water and encourage people to try it out for the first time.

For more information on community fisheries visit http://wildlife.utah.gov/.