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April 2017 La Holoholo
Sat, April 15, 2017, 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM HST
Welcome to a new year of Lā Holoholo in 2017! We are excited to offer the same family fishing fun but in a slightly different format than last year. The purpose of these fishing days is to fish out predators (papio, barracuda, toau, tilapia) from the pond to allow more desireable herbivorous fish to survive.
** This year we are doing sign ups for Lā Holoholo in 2 month increments. On March 22nd at 4pm, we will release and fill spots for April and May fishing days. You don't have to sign up for both days, just sign up for one if you want. We are trying to share the love among many families who want to join us, so please don't be greedy. Got it? Good. Don't be discouraged if you don't make it into one day, there will be more Lā Holoholo opportunities throughout the year.**
Here are some answers to commonly asked questions:
1) Fee - The fee is $10 per pole. We do not provide any poles/bait/lures, you must provide your own. Only pole fishing is allowed. One person may bring more than one pole.
2) Fishing gear - Poles (with or without reels) are allowed. No other fishing equipment is allowed. No large nets or traps. This is reef fishing so plan accordingly. Red scoop nets for the kids and buckets are okay.
3) Location - The fishing will take place along Heʻeia Fishpond wall which extends about 3/4 mile out into the ocean. Fishing is allowed both in and out of the pond. Within the pond, only predators are allowed to be catch-and-keep; all others are catch-and-release. Fishing is also allowed outside the pond but State legal limits are enforced. You may walk on the reef outside the pond but must stay on the wall when fishing inside the pond.
4) Catch - Predator fish are the only fish allowed to be taken inside the pond, all other fish caught must be released back into the pond. Our pond predators are Papio, Barracuda, Toau, and Tilapia. Fishing is also allowed outside the pond and State legal limits will be enforced. Everyone must fill out catch report at the end of the day.
5) Additional Information - Upon payment, you will receive a small packet of information including driving directions to the fishpond, safety guidelines, and a child waiver.
Please call our office at 808-236-6178 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have further questions. Mahalo for signing up, we can't wait to see you at the fishpond this year!!