Anglers allowed to catch, keep more fish from Santa Fe River

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SANTA FE, New Mexico — State wildlife officials have lifted restrictions on the number of fish that anglers can catch and keep from a two-mile stretch of the Santa Fe River over the next week.

The lifting of the bag limit and the suspension of tackle regulations are part of a salvage order aimed at removing as many trout as possible from the river before it runs dry.

The state Game and Fish Department stocked more than 500 trout in the river this spring to provide fishing opportunities. People have caught most of the fish, but some remain.

The order affects only the section of river from Paseo de Peralta downstream to Camino Alire.

Fish can be removed using nets or other methods. Fishing licenses will still be required.

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