Free Fishing Event at Chisholm Park in Hurst May 7

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ATHENS—What’s one of the best family-friendly fishing destinations in Texas?

Free Fishing Event at Chisholm Park in Hurst May 7

Free Fishing Event at Chisholm Park in Hurst May 7

The answer may surprise you: Dallas/Fort Worth.

Making more people aware of that—and getting fishing poles in their hands—is the goal of a free family fishing event at Hurst’s Chisholm Park on May 7, sponsored by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD), the City of Hurst and the Toyota Texas Fest.

The 9-to-noon event will feature fishing for catfish, 50 of which will bear colored tags. Kids catching tagged fish can claim prizes such as fishing poles, tickets to the Toyota Texas Fest, and much more. There will also be a fish art activity for kids and displays of the biggest largemouth bass and catfish ever caught in Texas.

The Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex has five Neighborhood Fishin’ lakes—in Hurst, Denton, Mesquite, Fort Worth and Duncanville—where youths 16 and under can fish for free. The lakes are stocked every two weeks with catchable-size channel catfish. Locations and more information can be found at www.neighborhoodfishin.org. The Neighborhood Fishin’ Program is a cooperative venture between TPWD and local governments with major funding from the Toyota Texas Fest. More information about the Toyota Texas Fest can be found atwww.toyotatexasfest.com.