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Trout release set for Tempe Town Lake

TEMPE, Ariz. -- The trout will make its annual Thanksgiving return to Tempe Town Lake on Tuesday.

Beginning at 3 p.m., Arizona Game and Fish will release thousands of rainbow trout into the lake. After the fish are unloaded, anyone can throw a line in the water.

"We will have 100 rods and reels for people to borrow for the event," said Eric Swanson with Game and Fish. "We supply the bait and we have people to give tips on fishing.

Swanson said anytime is good to get children into fishing. A permit is not required for the event, which runs until 5 p.m.

The event is being held at the Tempe Town Lake Marina, located near College Avenue and Curry Street.

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Position: Senior News Reporter. Started with KTAR July 4, 1999.

Favorite spots in Arizona: Pinetop-Lakeside, Alpine, Greer.

Have covered some of the biggest stories in Arizona including nine of the top 10 largest wildfires in state history. The Wallow Fire in 2011 became the largest fire in state history. Rodeo-Chediski Fire in June 2002, which is the second largest fire in Arizona. Covered the Yarnell Hill Tragedy in June 2013 that left 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots dead.

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