Free Fishing in State Parks: Events

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

Parents sometimes look at summer with dread: How can we keep the kids busy and not go broke in the process. If that echoes your concerns, here is a suggestion: free fishing at state parks.

Free fishing means that you do not have to have a license to fish in a state park. You would still be paying the entry fees to the park.

Ann Miller is aquatic education coordinator. Now through July, many parks will provide angling instruction for novices as well as for anglers that are more experienced.

Some of the events are more children oriented. But, we also have some events that are geared for a more advanced angler. Eisenhower State Park is doing a fly-fishing program in June that folks might be interested in. We also have Galveston Island State Park that is focused on saltwater fishing.

If you’re just dipping your toe in the angling waters, you may not have the equipment you need to reel in a fish.

At many of these events that we’re sponsoring, you can come without equipment. There will be equipment there for families to borrow to participate in the program. Now, these programs do teach you the basics of fishing, but they also give you time to go fishing with an expert.

Find a link to these events at

That’s our show for today… we receive support for our program from the Sport Fish restoration Program… reminding you that Saturday June 7 is Free Fishing Day in Texas….For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti.

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