available on Friday
Fishers can apply for permits to catch catfish in Nuuanu Reservoir starting Friday and continuing until April 22.
"Fishing for freshwater catfish is one of the most popular family activities offered by DLNR on Oahu," said Peter Young, director of the state Department of Land and Natural Resources.
Entry cards will indicate the date and time that fishers may enter the reservoir. Anglers must participate during the period they are assigned to fish.
Prospective anglers may pick up applications for entry fishing cards at DLNR's Division of Aquatic Resources at 1151 Punchbowl St., Room 330, and from various licensing agents on Oahu. Blank applications will not be mailed. The deadline for submitting applications is 4 p.m. April 22.
All cardholders will be required to show a valid freshwater game fishing license while fishing. Those 8 years old and younger are not required to be licensed, but must be accompanied by a licensed, supervising adult. All cardholders 15 and younger must be accompanied by a supervising adult.
The bag limit is two catfish per licensed angler. Each fishing day will be divided into a morning session from 7 to 11 a.m. and an afternoon session from noon to 4 p.m.
For more information or the location of licensing agents on Oahu, call DLNR's Division of Aquatic Resources at 587-0100.