FISHING BAG LIMIT RELAXED AT TINGLEY BEACH

FISHING BAG LIMIT RELAXED AT TINGLEY BEACH
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish has issued an emergency salvage order for Conservancy Park Lake – commonly known as Tingley Beach – in Albuquerque beginning Friday. This order removes the bag limit for fish caught at Tingley Beach, allowing unlimited catch by licensed anglers through Feb. 29. The relaxation of the bag limit allows fish to be removed by anglers prior to construction set to begin March 1. The City of Albuquerque and the Corps of Engineers are coordinating the Tingley Beach reconstruction, which is expected to last 12 to 15 months and cost in the neighborhood of $13 million. When completed, there will be four separate lakes, including a children¹s pond stocked with fish and a lake for remote control boats. The emergency fish salvage is in effect from 12:01 a.m. Feb. 27 through 11:59 p.m. Feb. 29. The order was issued because fish in the area will be destroyed when the lakes dry out due to required water releases for the construction. All other angling regulations remain in place, including fishing license requirements and method of take. For more information about the project, contact the City of Albuquerque at (505) 768-2767 or the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, (505) 342-3202. For information about fishing regulations, call the Department of Game and Fish at (505) 841-8881 or visit the Department¹s web site at www.wildlife.state.nm.us/.

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