National Fishing Day
Kick off summer with free hot dogs and soft drinks, games and fishing!
Jun 07, 2014
from 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM
|Where||Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center|
|Contact Name||James Booker|
|Contact Phone||(903) 670-2266|
Free admission for kids 12 and under plus free fishing for the whole family. Free hot dogs, chip and drinks will be served from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. by employees of the Athens Wal-Mart Supercenter.
Families may also win prizes in a catfishing tournament at TFFC’s casting pond. Anglers may fish as individuals or as teams with an adult assisting a child.
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 Father’s Day gift 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.