Gone Fishin’

Published 12:00 am Friday, June 25, 2004

Grab a line; grab a pole and come on down to Selma’s fishing hole.

The East Selma Pond will open for the summer season Saturday, June 26 from 9 a.m.-to- 6 p.m.

“It’s a pretty nice thing,” City Councilman James Durry said. “People can come in and sit down and read a book and enjoy it.

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There’s a gazebo and people can cast out from the gazebo. There are a couple of benches and some tables, too.”

The pond, which is open Monday and Tuesday for people older than 50, was originally stocked with fingerlings furnished by the state.

The pond is periodically re-stocked using discretionary funds.

“Last year, they fished it all out,” Durry said. “But we’ve got some nice bass in there, catfish.

People are pretty happy that it’s there.”

The pond has a been a local fishing hole for quite some time.

“That pond has a history that goes way back to when I was a boy,” Durry said.

The pond is free to all of Selma’s citizens but is closed Wendesday and Thursday for feeding and is closed on Sunday.

Fridays and Saturdays it will be open for Selmians of all ages.

“It’s free to any citizen who wants to come in and just enjoy themselves,” Durry said.