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March 13, 2014

Lifetime Fishing License awarded for participation in Lower Saluda Trout Study

On January 13th, a drawing was held at a Saluda Chapter Trout Unlimited meeting for the first of three lifetimePerry Hammond fishing licenses to be awarded for participating in the Lower Saluda Trout Study. The individual was randomly selected from a field of 343 qualified tag returns received by the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) during the first year of the tagging study.

The winner is Perry J. Hammond who participated in the study by providing information on three tagged trout caught and released in the vicinity of Saluda Shoals Park. By reporting his catch of tagged trout, Perry has provided important information that will be used to make management decisions that will influence the quality of the trout fishery in the Lower Saluda River.

The lifetime license awards are being funded through contributions by the Saluda Chapter of Trout Unlimited for the duration of the three year study. Two more lifetime fishing licenses will be awarded to anglers who report tagged trout from the Lower Saluda River in the next couple of years.

Questions, comments or for more information on the Lower Saluda Trout Study, please contact Ron Ahle at (803) 755-9345 or email Ron at Ahler@dnr.sc.gov.

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