Your HOA board has approved for our Waterford pond to be closed for fishing during Mar 20th – May 3rd. During this period, there will be activities around the pond to include clean-up of the common area, installation of benches, and startup of our newly created fishing program. This program will include an annual fish stocking of the pond, with release of Bass, Bream and Catfish. During this period, we ask that you assist us by protecting their environment to allow for stress free acclimation and the natural spring spawning to occur, to include notification to the Board through email, phone or Facebook page, if you see anyone fishing during this restricted period.
Our new program will also introduce an annual “Kids” fishing tournament that will become a day to remember in our Waterford community! This program will introduce a “Catch and Release” policy to all fisherman, which we ask that all fisherman be Waterford residents or guests and that they immediately return fish back into the water. Catch and Release means that no fish are to be taken from the pond area, and we ask that all residents help enforce these policies. We will post new signs around the pond reminding fisherman of the Catch and Release policy.
Please share this policy with your children and other members of your family.
This year’s Kids fishing tournament will be on Sat May 2nd and we are looking for volunteers to make this a huge success. We will have prizes, food and drinks with details to follow. If you are able to volunteer for either to participate in our Fishing Program or with the fishing tournament, please contact our HOA board ASAP.
The pond will officially open back up on the 3rd of May or after the tournament is over. For this program to be a success, we need your support!
Sincerely, Waterford Home Owners Board