July 25, 1997
Contact: Margaret Ainscough, (360) 902-2408
Fishing license change affects out-of-state youth
OLYMPIA -- Youngsters who go fishing when they visit Washington will get a
price break beginning this summer under a license change passed by the Legislature.
As of July 27 gamefish licenses no longer will be required for non-residents
under age 15 who fish while accompanied by a licensed adult.
In addition, out-of-state juveniles are exempt from the state's $5 warmwater
enhancement surcharge. They still are required to purchase a license for steelhead