The Ascarate Fishing Club is hosting another free fishing event for El Paso kids this Saturday, August 19, and a lack of fishing experience or fishing gear isn't a problem.

Not only is a fun way to spend the morning, it’s a great opportunity to get the kids out of the house for a few hours when daytime temperatures aren’t at peak levels.

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The Kid Fish Derby is a free fishing event for kids ages 3 – 16. Fishing Club members will happily teach kids fishing basics, so skill and know-how isn’t really a prerequisite to participate.

Fishing poles and bait will be provided for registered children to use during the event if the child doesn’t have his or her own.

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 stocked 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.

Kid’s Fish Derby is a catch-and-release event. Prizes will be awarded at the end of the tournament, and a free lunch will be served.

What: Kid Fish Derby
When: Saturday, August 19, 2023
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. Parents will need an ID to register their child

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