National Fishing Day, 2013

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The Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center will kick off National Fishing and Boating Week by making a family fishing trip affordable with free admission for kids 12 and under plus free fishing for the whole family and free hot dogs and drinks from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday, June 1, 2013.

Each child will receive a free ticket good for door prize drawings at 3:00 p.m. in the Anglers Pavilion; those drawn must be present to win.

A tournament for the largest catfish caught from the TFFC casting pond will run from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The tournament is open to children age 12 and under. The winner must be present to collect the prize at 2:00 p.m.

In addition to fishing, visitors can walk the wetlands trail; see a diver hand feed fish; learn about the history of fishing in the freshwater fishing museum; shop for a souvenir in the Flat Creek Bait ‘n Goods Gift Shop and watch the alligator feeding at 3:30 p.m.

National Fishing and Boating Week comes at the start of the summer vacation season and is designed to encourage families to spend time together on and around water. No fishing license is required anywhere in the state on the first Saturday in June, which is designated Free Sportfishing Day.

To read the latest press release about this year's event, please click here.

National Fishing Day, 2013

Logo: TFFC


Adults: $5.50

Seniors (65 and above): $4.50


Sat Jun 1, 2013 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM


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