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Washington Legislative Sportsmen's Fish-In & Annual Shootout at Littlerock Events
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Washington Legislative Sportsmen's Fish-In & Annual Shootout at Littlerock Events

Monday, February 15, & Tuesday February 23, 2016

30 of the fish are tagged for absolutely great prizes. Thank you Puget Sound Anglers, Coastal Conservation Association, Trout Unlimited, Northwest Sport Fishing Industry, Northwest Marine Trade Association, and the National Assembly of Sportsmens Caucuses. And, a big thanks to Troutlodge without whose help this would not be possible.
Along with kids fishing there will be a legislators fishing derby! House Democrats and Republicans will fish for the highest total weight caught! Senate will do the same.
There will be a press event at 12:30 to tout recreational fishing in Washington State. This is a billion dollar economy for us. Yes! This is the first ever fishing tournament on the Olympia campus! Probably the first on any state capital campus for that matter. And if that isn't enough there is......
Please join legislators and staff at this annual event designed to promote the positive, family oriented fun in the shooting sports. At 11:00 AM we will assemble for updates both from you and from legislative leaders.
This year we are expanding the opportunities for you to develop relationships with legislators by extending an invitation to the shootout. Please join us. I see these legislators every day. But, we don't get to see you.
There will be food and fun! We are taking donations. Everyone will get the annual shootout cup! And, THAT is a coveted item. Please plan on joining legislators who support our shooting sports or who are willing to learn about them. Please call the office to RSVP for the assembly and shootout.

With questions or to RSVP, contact Cheryl Marshall in the office of Senator Pam Roach at cheryl.marshall@leg.wa.gov or call 360-786-7660
See you soon,

Senator Pam Roach

Special thanks to Senator Jim Hargrove, and Representatives Brian Blake and Brad Klippert who are caucus chairs and great sportsmen!


The Evergreen State's 1.01 million hunters and anglers spend $1.6 billion annually and support 21,823 jobs. Working with CSF in a coordinated effort to protect and promote the sportsmen’s traditions in Washington are three members of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus and the Washington Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus. More


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