According to the minutes from the Lafayette Public Library Meeting held on February 18 of this year, the Director's Report and Comments section included the following:

East Regional Library launched the circulation of fishing poles February 1. These poles are made available by the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Department and they can be checked out for three weeks. The pond is stocked at the park and fishing is encouraged there. - Teresa Elberson, Director

 

Rainbow Trout,  in Lafayette, Louisiana? Checking out fishing poles from the library? It's all true!

In conjunction with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries' "Get Out And Fish!" Community Fishing Program, the poles are available to anyone with a valid library card and Louisiana Freshwater Fishing License (for those who qualify for a license. Under the age of 16 and born before June 1, 1940, do not require a license).

LDWF stocked several ponds with Rainbow Trout throughout the state. In Lafayette Parish, the ponds at Girard Park and Southside Regional Park are stocked. Southside Regional Park is located right next to the East Regional Branch of the Lafayette Public Library, next to Fabacher Field on La Nouvelle, just off of the Youngsville Highway.

 

Now, get out and fish!

(LDWF, Lafayette Public Library)