Bringing fishing to the neighborhood

Bringing fishing to the neighborhood
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 6:15pm

Families in Tyler will soon get the chance to participate in the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's outreach to urban areas, a program which will be the first of its kind in East Texas.

Starting next Friday, the TPWD will bring their 'Neighborhood Fishin' program to the Woldert Park Pond, located next to the Glass Recreation Center.

This initiative has already been established in cities such as Austin, Dallas and Houston.

Every two to four weeks, the department will stock fish such as channel catfish, and later in the year rainbow trout, into the pond.

This is to help promote fishing among families who may not have the means to make it out to the lake.

They're hoping this will have a strong impact on kids in the area, and hoping they will fall in love with this East Texas tradition.

The department will begin stocking this pond on April 25th.

It's free to come out and fish, but you will need a license if you are more than 17 years old.

But many hope the majority who come by, will be kids under 17, learning to fall in love with this East Texas pass time, for the first time

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