Here’s a great opportunity to get the kids out of the house and spend some quiet bonding.

El Paso Parks and Recreation is sponsoring another Kid's Fish Derby at Ascarate Park this Saturday. And a lack of fishing experience or gear isn't a problem, either.

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The Ascarate Fishing Club is hosting the free fishing event for kids ages 3 - 16 this Saturday, August 20, and its members will happily teach kids fishing basics.

Fishing poles and bait will be provided for registered children to use during the event.

Just take along a cap, sunscreen, bug spray, water, a camping chair or two, and your driver’s license to check out a pole and you're all set.

The county did a catfish drop in the big lake recently, so chances are good your child will get a few nibbles and bites. If not from catfish than maybe he or she will reel in a large mouth bass, sun perch, carp, or one of the other types of fish you'll generally find in the lake.

What to Know If You Plan to Go

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What: Kid Fish Derby
When: Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022
Time: 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Registration: 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. First 200 kids only. Register at the Pavilion

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