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All the kids have gone fishing
The city of Rowlett parks and recreation department is hosting its annual Kidfish event at Community Park from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 21.
“We will stock the pond and divide the kids into three different age groups,” said Angie Smith, recreation services manager. “The kids can compete for first fish caught and largest fish caught.”
The competitors will be divided into 0-4, 5-9 and 10-14 age groups. The event is open to children up to 14 years of age.
Smith said there will be prizes awarded for the competition winners in each age group.
“We encourage everyone to bring their own fishing bait, tackle and supplies. If they don’t have any we do have a very limited number they can check out,” Smith said.
Smith said the event is designed to get families outdoors to enjoy some time together.
“We want to get folks outside and get them fishing. We will have boy scouts there to help bait fishing poles and unhook fish. It’s a safe environment for people to take their kids and to be able to fish,” Smith said.
Smith added that the safety of the event encourages parents to have the confidence to bring their kids out.
“It’s a controlled outdoor experience. A lot of the fear parents have about fishing is they don’t know how. There isn’t a good place in Rowlett to fish unless you have a boat. This event will expose people to something they may not have done before,” Smith said. “We hope those that come will be able to go out and use the skills they learn and go fishing.”
The event usually has a really good turnout. Smith recommends people to come early and get their spot set up.
For information on the event contact the parks and recreation department at 972-412-6170.