New Fishery Geared Toward Children, Disabled

OCTOBER 29, 2004 - Posted at 3:03 p.m. CDT

HEBER SPRINGS, AR - A new fishery project below Greers Ferry Dam is on a scale that children and the disabled can best use its facilities.

The Collins Creek trout fishery project opened this month, with preservation and education as goals.

Wooden bridges cross the stream at two locations and the lower portion includes three fishing platforms for the handicapped.  The trail also serves as a hiking path.

The stream has a catch & release policy and only artificial lures with a single barbless hook are allowed.

Children under 16 may fish anywhere on the stream.  Properly licensed adults may fish the lower portions if fishing with a child.

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