One of the changes the board approved eliminated the need for a two-pole permit. Under rules approved by the board, anyone with a regular Utah fishing or combination license could fish with two poles. There’s a major catch, though: Because the changes affect license fees, they must also be approved by the Utah Legislature.
The legislature will consider the changes during its upcoming legislative session. The session begins later this month. If the legislature approves the changes, they will likely go into effect on July 1. “We really like the changes the board approved,” Birdsey says. “We’re hopeful the legislature will like them too.”
If you have questions, please call the nearest Division of Wildlife Resources office or the DWR’s Salt Lake City office at 801-538-4700.