I would have told that ranger to pay for them and then he could have them, according to the fishing rules guide any water you can use minnows on you can use goldfish since they are minnows.EyeGuy said:"Goldfish are classified as a minnow"..
BE CAREFUL. I was told by a Park Ranger at Pueblo that goldfish were a no-no.
We couldn't get minnows anywhere becaue it was so early, so we bougth soem goldies, and we were made to kill them and dispose of them.
Something about introducing non-native species.
Always carry the book with you and make them show you where it says something.