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Rules & Regulations  

FISHING LAKE RULES & REGULATIONS                                                                                 

In addition to Fairfield Parks and Recreation Board Sites Rules and Regulations, the following Fishing Lake Rules will be enforced:

  • Fishing Tickets are non-transferable.
  • No rain checks.
  • No refunds.  All sales are final.
  • Limit two (2) poles per Adult and Youth ticket.  Child limited to one (1) pole.  Additional pole tickets may be purchased.
  • Children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
  • A ticket is required for all persons on the lake during overnight fishing.
  • Throw and trot lines are not allowed.
  • A total of eight (8) fish may be kept per ticket, excluding carp and bluegill.
  • All fish over twenty-five (25) pounds remain property of the lake and must be released after weighing in.
  • No purchasing or trading of fish.
  • All fish must be checked in at the bait house prior to leaving the park.
  • Fishermen catching or possessing any fish over the daily bag/possession limit will be charged Market Price per fish.
  • All vehicles must be parked in the parking lot.
  • Alcoholic beverages are not allowed on premises.
  • Glass containers are not allowed.
  • Snagging/netting of fish is not allowed.
  • Frogging is not allowed.
  • Cleaning of fish is not allowed in the park.
  • Boats are not allowed.
  • Swimming/wading is not allowed.
  • Dogs are not allowed during overnight fishing.

 

DAILY LIMIT & MINIMUM LENGTH LIMITS                                                                          

Any combination of eight (8) fish may be kept per admission ticket, excluding carp and bluegill.

SPECIES DAILY LIMIT MINIMUM LENGTH
Northern Pike 2 18"
Bass (largemouth/smallmouth) 2 14"
Trout 4 12"
Shovel Head Catfish 2 12"
Blue Catfish 2 12"
Channel Catfish 6 12"
Walleye 2 18"
Crappie 8 8"
Bluegill 18 n/a
Carp No Limit n/a
Perch 6 10"

 

City of Fairfield
Marsh Park Fishing Lake
6440 River Road
Fairfield, OH 45014
(513) 858-1685 (phone)
fishing@fairfield-city.org