The Mill Creek MetroParks Board of Park Commissioners approved a fishing rule change at a board meeting Monday.

Under the new rule, fishing in Park District waters is permitted in accordance with Ohio Division of Wildlife regulations from March 1 through November 30.

Fishing will now be permitted in all creeks, streams, lakes, and ponds unless otherwise prohibited by the Park District. 

Under the previous rule, fishing was only permitted in waters south of Lake Newport Dam, south of Lake Glacier Dam to the Lake Cohasset Dam, and Yellow Creek without special permission.