I totally get it! Fishing is a great activity for kids. In response to Scott Sandsberry's article (TCH, Sept. 18) on the propose plans for the Naches River and catch and release rules, I offer the following compromise for consideration. Set the rule for the Naches River "catch and release" as proposed, only add marked exclusion zones around the campgrounds and youth camp. These "exclusion zones, or perhaps more appropriately labeled "inclusion zones" would allow fish to be kept by youth, seniors and disabled fishers. You can set a catch limit and in probably wouldn't hurt to raise a few Naches river cutthroat in a hatchery for periodic release upstream of the inclusion zone sites during the summer months.
This affords not only a great opportunity to introduce kids to fishing, but also introduces them to the concept of conservation and resource management. If they are old enough to fish, they are old enough to learn.
TED POSTON, Richland