- June 2, 2014

Two Free Fishing Events on Saturday


Children interested in fishing can give the sport a try at one of two free events happening this Saturday, June 7, 2014!

Saturday, June 7, 2014, from 9 a.m. – noon. 

Families will learn the basics of fishing through fun, hands-on activities. Take away a fishing fun pack and enter the drawing for prizes. Equipment and bait provided or bring your own. No license necessary. Adults must accompany children. Bring sun protection and water. Registration start time is 9:00 a.m.

This event is free, but visitors age 13 and up must pay the park entrance fee of $6.  


McKinney Falls State Park5808 McKinney Falls Parkway Austin, TX 78744 (map)

KIDFISH at Lake Pflugerville
Saturday, June 7, 2014, from 9 a.m. – noon

Each year on the first Saturday of June, the city of Pflugerville Parks and Recreation Department partners with the KIDFISH Foundation, Inc to offer an outdoor fishing opportunity for youth in the community. Directed at children ages 16 and younger, KIDFISH and Texas Parks and Wildlife stock 200 pounds of fish in Lake Pflugerville to boost the fishing experience for the event.

KIDFISH works to teach children a deep appreciation for the sport of fishing, as well as awareness and respect for the conservation of the environment and its natural resources.

A limited amount of free poles, bait and tackle will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Prizes will be awarded to the 1st and 2nd place winners in each age group who catch the longest fish: 0 – 6 years old, 7 – 11 years old and 12 – 16 years old. Winners will qualify to participate in the state’s KIDFISH Classic on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 15, 2014, at the CCA/CPL Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Redfish Hatchery in Corpus Christi, Texas.


South shore of Lake Pflugerville, 18216 Weiss Lane (map)


Registration forms are available at the Pflugerville Recreation Center, 400 Immanuel Road, at the Public Library or City Hall. Or, participants can register on the morning of the event. Advance registration is not required. Bring your completed forms to the lake on the morning of the event.

For information: [email protected] or call 512-990-6113.

There will also be an opportunity for kids to fish this Saturday at Kid’s Day at Cabela’s in Buda.  

For a map of Austin area fishing spots, visit the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department website.