HONOLULU -- Applications for the entry fishing cards for channel catfish fishing in Nuuanu Reservoir No. 4 will be available starting October 9, 2006.
On Saturday, November 18, 2006, DLNR will re-open the reservoir for weekend Nuuanu catfish fishing. Fishers who want to fish for the stocked catfish can do so by obtaining a valid State of Hawaii freshwater game fishing license and an entry fishing card.
"Anglers will continue to enjoy good fishing during the winter catfishing season” said DLNR chairperson Peter Young. “Since the June summer catfish season and the fall season going on now, about 5,000 anglers have caught over 3,500 catfish," he said.
Prospective anglers may pick up applications for entry fishing cards at DLNR’s Division of Aquatic Resources at 1151 Punchbowl Street, room 330 and from various licensing agents on Oahu.
Applications will be available October 9 to October 27. Blank applications will not be mailed out.
The deadline for submitting applications to DLNR is 4:00 p.m. on Friday October 27, 2006. For mailing, enclose the application cards(s) in an envelope addressed to Anuenue Fisheries Research Center, 1039 Sand Island Parkway, Honolulu, HI 96819.
To minimize overcrowding at the reservoir, a drawing will then be held to assign each cardholder a fishing date and time.
Processed entry cards sent back to applicants will indicate the date and time that fishers may enter the reservoir. Entry will be strictly limited to those who have appropriate entry cards. Anglers must participate during the period they are assigned to fish. There will be no make-up periods or refunds.
Fishing will start on Saturday, November 18 and continue on consecutive weekends, Saturdays and Sundays only, except during the weekends of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year. Fishing will continue in January until all anglers with assigned fishing times have been accommodated.
All cardholders will also be required to show a valid freshwater game fishing license while fishing. Those eight (8) years old or younger are not required to be licensed, but must be accompanied by a licensed, supervising adult. All cardholders 15 years old or younger must be accompanied by a supervising adult.
Freshwater game fishing licenses may be purchased at licensing agents (call 587-0100 for current locations) as follows:
|All minors (9 through 15 years of age, inclusive)
|Resident (includes armed forces)
|7-day tourist (adults)
|30-day tourist (adults)
|Senior citizen (65 years of age or older)
Hawaii freshwater game fishing licenses are also available online from the Division of Aquatic Resources web site at https://www.ehawaii.gov/dlnr/fish/exe/fresh_main_page.cgi Follow the instructions and complete the registration process. Your license will be issued once you successfully complete this process.
The bag limit is two (2) channel catfish per licensed angler. Any channel catfish 16 inches long or larger must be kept by the angler and be counted toward the bag limit. Channel catfish caught by unlicensed anglers eight years old or younger will be included in the bag limit for the licensed, supervising adult. However, cardholders eight years old or younger may purchase a license to obtain their own bag limit.
Each fishing day will be divided into four-hour fishing periods, a morning session from 7 to 11 a.m., and an afternoon session from 12 noon to 4 p.m. Warm clothing and rain gear are strongly recommended while fishing at Nuuanu reservoir. For further information, call Dennis Shinno, Division of Aquatic Resources, at 832-5009.
For more information, contact:
Dennis Shinno, Division of Aquatic Resources
Phone: (808) 832-5009
DLNR Public Information Specialist
Phone: (808) 587-0320