Archive for May 18th, 2010

State Park Getaway–Fishing in State parks

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

This is a Passport to Texas State Park Getaway

Fishing is an ideal outdoor activity for the whole family. You don’t need a lot of expensive equipment or even much skill to have a good time. All you need is a place to relax and cast your line. As if this couldn’t get any better, our Sate Park guide, Bryan Frazier says he knows of places in Texas where you don’t even need a license to fish.

If you’re fishing inside any state park or wildlife management area, no one needs a fishing license or a stamp. So the freshwater or saltwater stamp and license requirements are waived as long as you’re inside state park property.

That always includes inside the park, fishing from a bank or from a pier, or wading along the shore on the property. But in some parks, it also includes being out in a boat in the lake—depending on if the lake is fully contained by park property. And you always want to check with park staff; they can give you the details about where the property boundaries are.

But, what we’ve seen is it really encourages people to fish who might not otherwise fish.

Fishing—it’s one of the most popular activities in the nation. So, the free fishing in state parks program is something we’re very, very proud to offer.

Bryan reminds us that things like size, weight and catch limits still apply. Find more fishing information on the Texas parks and Wildlife website.

That’s our show … with support from the Sport Fish and Wildlife Restoration program…For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti.