Williamson County is hosting Learn to Fish Day in the Southwest Williamson County Regional Park, located at 3005 CR 175, Leander, Texas on Saturday, April 21, 2018, from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. Children of all ages will be able to spend time learning various fishing tips and techniques from local experts. The Learn to Fish Day event is free and open to the public.
All activities are in preparation for the day’s objective -- to catch and release a fish. Angler hopefuls will be guided through learning stations that emphasize the use of basic tackle, appropriate bait selection, knot tying, boat casting, conservation ethics, and general outdoor/water safety. Additional activities such as “backyard bass” will also help participants hone their fishing skills.
With all the planned activities, please allow at least an hour or more to fully enjoy the event. We recommend an early arrival to gain the most from the program. Fishing poles and tackle will be provided so please leave personal fishing gear at home. We suggest wearing loose, comfortable clothing, a hat or visor, and shoes other than flip flops. The use of insect repellent is advised along with sun block.
Commissioner Cynthia Long hopes the Learn to Fish event will inspire families to spend quality time with children discovering the outdoors and engaging in the lifetime recreational activity of fishing.
“The event is created to get children off gaming boxes and into the tackle box,” stated Commissioner Long.
No pre-registration is necessary. Upon arrival at the park, all participants are asked to stop at the registration table to pick up materials needed for the stations.
Williamson County’s Learn to Fish Day is funded through the donations of private individuals and corporations. Sponsors to date for this year’s event include: CTRMA, HNTB, K Friese + Associates, HDR, CP&Y, Halff Associates, Prime Strategies, McCreary, Veselka, Bragg & Allen, P.C. Attorneys at Law and Commissioner Cynthia Long.
For more information, please contact the Williamson County Parks and Recreation Department at 512-943-1920 or the office of Precinct 2 Commissioner Cynthia Long at 512-260-4280.