Archive for September 11th, 2007

TPWD Expo: Family Fishing

Tuesday, September 11th, 2007

Passport to Texas from Texas Parks and Wildlife and the Sport Fish Restoration Program

Texans love making the trek to Austin the first weekend in October for the annual Texas Parks and Wildlife Expo. This free annual event offers visitors a chance to experience a wide variety of outdoor activities, including fishing.

You know, fishing is one of those things that the whole family can enjoy. There are no winners; there are no losers. They call it fishin’, they don’t call it catchin’. And, it’s a lot of fun to do, and you can get the basics and also tips at Expo.

Expo Director, Ernie Gammage.

As far as learning more about how to fish, one of the highlights is the big bass tub, which is a “ginormous” aquarium full of real fish, with an expert angler on top, throwing his line and lure, and showing you how to work it.

Expo extends angling opportunities to children, too.

Well, the kids can actually catch a trout or a catfish, and if it’s their first fish, they’ll receive a “first fish certificate,” with a photograph of them holding their prize. Those are great, and my grandsons have got those on the wall.

Texas Parks and Wildlife Expo is from 9 to 5, Saturday and Sunday, October sixth and seventh on the grounds of Parks and Wildlife HQ in Austin….and its free. Find links to Expo at

That’s our show for today… with support from the Sport Fish Restoration program… providing funding for the operations and management of the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center.

For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti.