Angler roundtables discuss 5-year fishing regulations

MEEKER | The Colorado Division of Wildlife is hosting Angler Roundtables around northwest Colorado to discuss the agency’s five-year review of fishing regulations. Angler roundtables are open to the public and anyone interested in fishing is encouraged to attend.
A local angler roundtable will run from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 22 in the Community Room at Mountain Valley Bank, 400 Main St.
Angler Roundtables are public meetings designed to provide people who fish with the opportunity to hear about DOW management and to ask questions or provide suggestions. In addition to discussing regulation changes, anglers can get information or ask questions about local fishing opportunities.
Fishing is an important part of Colorado’s economy. Every year more than 600,000 people buy fishing licenses in Colorado. Fishing generates about $1.2 billion in recreation revenue each year in the state.
After receiving public input, DOW staff will develop draft regulations to present to the Colorado Wildlife Commission in September. Those draft regulations will receive additional public review and commission discussion before formal adoption by the commission in November.