Archive for June 3rd, 2011

Free Fishing

Friday, June 3rd, 2011

This is Passport to Texas

Fishing doesn’t have to be an expensive sport. In fact, it’s once of the most economical activities you and your family can enjoy together. And this Saturday, it just got better, because this Saturday is Free Fishing Day!

04—You will not need a license in order to fish anywhere in our public waters.

Ann Miller oversees the Aquatic Education program at Parks and Wildlife. Free Fishing day is the cornerstone event of National Fishing and Boating Week. And while it is free, Miller reminds us that it is not a free-for-all.

09—Actually you will have to abide by the same rules and regulations as any other fishing day you just will not have to have a license in order to fish.

You don’t have your own fishing gear? That’s not a problem. You don’t need to own a rod and reel to fish during this free fishing event. Ms. Miller explains.

17—We do have a tackle loaner program so that people can actually borrow equipment. The tackle loaner sites are also on our website, so that you can look up…just put in tackle loaner in the search…and they’ll give you the nearest location where you can go borrow equipment to go fishing.

Find additional information about fishing in Texas and free fishing day on the Texas Parks and Wildlife website.

The Sport Fish and Wildlife Restoration Program supports our series…reminding listeners that June fourth is Free Fishing Day in Texas .

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