23rd Annual kids’ Trout Fishing Clinic coming up Jan. 25-26

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The shore of Lake Springfield is wall-to-wall children during last year’s Trout Fishing Clinic, and event for children sponsored by the Mexia Bass Club and the Texas Parks and Wildlife’s Fisheries Division. Some 1,100 trout will be stocked in the pond for youth to try to catch. Mexia News file photo

What is better than spending time outdoors with your children?

Saturday, Jan. 25 and Sunday, Jan. 26 are the dates set for the annual Trout Fishing Clinic at Fort Parker State Park. This is an opportunity for children ages 5 to 17 to experience the fun of fishing with help from some of the best fishermen in Limestone County. The cost is $2 for each person age 13 and over. You do not need any equipment, bait or a fishing license for the clinic.

Since 1991, the Mexia Bass Club has held this event each year as a service project to teach the next generation the fun of fishing. With many children growing up behind computer screens and video games, this is an opportunity to get them into the outdoors and to experience the thrill of catching their first fish.

Texas Parks and Wildlife’s Fisheries Division is stocking Lake Springfield, inside Fort Parker State Park, with 1,100 trout this year. The stocking is coordinated with the annual trout clinic to give children the first chance at catching these fish. The Mexia Bass Club is reaching out to children from the surrounding communities to share their love of fishing.

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