Neighborhood Fishin' Program
Fishing has been recognized as a key gateway activity to the outdoors.
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) developed the Neighborhood Fishin’ Program to provide year-round recreational fishing for youth and families close to home, but relies on private sponsorships for financial support. The ETWWF has provided funding to support the purchase of fish for Tyler’s Woldert Pond as part of this program.
Approximately 50% of statewide participants are children and adults who don’t typically fish. Program lakes receive frequent stockings (every two weeks) of catfish in summer and rainbow trout in winter. Fishing clinics for local youth and families are conducted to promote the program in the community, provide fishing instruction and aquatic education, and establish and maintain tackle loaner programs.
Visit the website here: www.neighborhoodfishing.org