Lā Holoholo Spring 2016

Posted by Keli'i Kotubetey on February 10, 2016

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It’s time for our annual Lā Holoholo but this year we are starting about 3 months earlier. Now that the last large puka on our makai-facing wall was filled (thanks to everyone for helping us “Pani ka Puka”), we now have a pond that is enclosed and ready to be activated. That means now we can hold fish in the pond without them escaping – for better AND for worse. Now, all the predator fish (kaku, papio, toau, tilapia) are stuck in the pond and happy to eat all of our desired babies. So 2016 is the year of predator fish removal so we can bring their population down in order to make way for more herbivores, which is what fishponds are meant to grow. Now that you have that down and understand your purpose, lets get to the details of 2016’s Lā Holoholo.

We will have 9 Lā Holoholo – one in each month from March to November 2016. Sign ups will take place in 3-month increments. They will all be run the same, just in different months. We are asking for your consideration to sign up only one time per 3-month increment so we can “spread the fishing love” to as many families as possible.

Regarding these first three spring Lā Holoholo, here are the details:

  • Dates: Saturday March 5th, April 2nd, May 21st
  • Time: 8:30am to 2:30pm
  • Where: Obviously, Heʻeia Fishpond
  • $10 per pole (you provide the pole, can bring more than one) *no nets or traps*
  • When: Registration begins at 9am Tues February 16th
  • How: Follow the links below to register for a particular fishing day. Each day has a maximum and it will be filled on a first-come first-serve basis. If a day fills up and you still want to go, follow the instructions to be put on the wait list. If a spot opens up, it will be filled in the order of names on the wait list.


There is more information on the actual registration page. If you have any questions please email admin@paepaeoheeia.org or call our office at 236-6178. But it should be pretty simple. Remember, registration starts PROMPTLY AT 9:00AM TUESDAY FEBRUARY 16TH. Just an FYI, last summer all the dates filled up in 45 minutes, so I’d get in early if I was you!

And no worries because we have more days coming up in the summer and fall. Plany time to go holoholo with family and friends. Mahalo nui for supporting Paepae o Heʻeia, Heʻeia Fishpond and our collective efforts to bring life back to this special place.

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