The City of Southlake and Texas Junior Anglers invite the community to the annual Southlake Youth Fishing Day on Saturday, May 10th. This free event will be held from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at the Bob Jones Fishing Pier. The pond will be stocked with five hundred pounds of fish for an opportunity to catch the “BIG” one.
Participants, ages 2-16, will be divided into age groups. Trophies and prizes will be awarded to the winners in each age group. Fishing equipment will be provided by the Texas Junior Anglers or you can bring your own rod and reel. Anyone over the age of 16 must have a fishing license to fish in the City parks.
Texas Junior Anglers is an outreach program that is designed to educate young Texans about aquatic sportsmanship, promote conservation of our environment, encourage a lifetime enjoyment of the Texas outdoors and foster strong community relationships. On-site Texas Junior Angler staff and volunteers provide equipment, teach youth how to bait and cast and help kids “reel in” their catch. Adults can get tips on basic rigging, fish identification and casting. The program provides a unique opportunity for families to learn how to fish together and discover just how much fun it can be!
For more information about Youth Fishing Day, please call Southlake Community Services at (817)748-8019.