Lā Holoholo – Family Fishing Days

Posted by Keli'i Kotubetey on May 8, 2013

Finally! Summer is here and that means some predator eradication at He’eia Fishpond! Join us in our yearly Lā Holoholo to rid (or atleast significantly decrease) the fishpond of invasive and predatory fish so that our native herbivores can have a fighting chance at survival. Each summer we open He’eia Fishpond to the general public for a few hours on Saturdays to remove predator fish like To’au, Kaku, Papio, and Tilapia. Its a great event for the family, helps to teach people about fishponds and the ocean, and helps reduce the population of predators in our fishpond. Its a great way to spend a summer Saturday.

The dates this summer are 5/18, 6/22, 7/6, 7/20, and 8/3. Each day begins at 8:30am and ends by 2:30pm. Participants are required to pay $10 per pole (reels okay) and no other fishing equipment is allowed except small scoop nets and buckets. No throw nets, crab nets, lay nets, or other fancy shmancy fishing gear. This is mellow-kine action from the fishpond wall. People are allowed to fish both inside the fishpond and outside of the fishpond within Kane’ohe Bay but you must follow state size regulations. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

Signups begin at midnight on Thursday May 9th and are taken on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you are interested, please call our office at 236-6178 or send an email to sales@paepaeoheeia.org .  Please leave a message detailing your preferred date, number of people, and a contact phone number. And CARPOOLING IS HIGHLY ENCOURAGED!

Feel free to share this information with your family and friends or share the flyer below which contains the same information as this blog post. Happy holoholo!

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