COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Families took advantage of the sunny day and free fishing derby at the pond in Morsches Park Saturday.
Approximately 400 rainbow trout averaging 12 inches long were stocked in Morsches Pond Friday to prepare for the derby, which was sponsored by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.
Jed Pearson, the district fisheries biologist for the DNR, said the event was organized to provide more families with fishing opportunities.
‚ÄúThis was the first year we‚Äôve done something like this,‚ÄĚ said Pearson. ‚ÄúWe plan to do the event again next year.‚ÄĚ