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Outdoor Activity of the Month for June:


Fishing in a Texas State Park or local Neighborhood Fishin’ lake stocked with fish is fun, affordable and a great way for family and friends to be together in nature. Plus, there’s a good chance your fish will be keepers, and end up as a delicious fresh-caught meal for all.

Where to go fishing

Beginner Fishing Programs

Want to go fishing or take your kids fishing, but don't know where to start? Here’s how:

  • Go Fish: Families can learn the basics of fishing through fun, hands-on activities. Equipment and bait are provided or you can bring your own. Check the Go Fish calendar for upcoming events in your area.
  • Tackle Loaner Program: 30 state parks loan fishing equipment-- just like a library loans books. Individuals can borrow rods, reels and tackle for up to 7 days of fishing. Find a loaner site near you.

Support Healthy Fish Populations

Everyone plays an important role in maintaining healthy quantities of fish and fish habitats. When you purchase a fishing license or fishing equipment, you are supporting fishery management, hatcheries, conservation and education. By learning to identify fish and respecting fishing regulations you can help protect fish populations, ensuring that they will continue to be available now and in the future for all who want to go fishing.

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