MATHIS – On Saturday, Jan. 25, the park rangers at Lake Corpus Christi State Park will be hosting its 28th annual kid fish event as an opportunity for new anglers to learn how to fish.


The event takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for children ages 5 to 12 and include hourly fishing sessions, during which time park rangers and volunteers will teach children proper fishing techniques and how to clean and bag their catch.


The park will also be providing fishing poles for kids to use for casting and can be taken home after the event.


The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Inland Fisheries Division will stock rainbow trout for the fishing event and the first 500 children will be provided with a free fishing rod and reel to use and keep after the event, thanks to the Ed Rachal Foundation and other area donors.


Children can also participate in several other games and activities during the program. Food and drinks will be provided for participants.


After the event, fishing will be open to the public. No fishing license is required if fishing within the state park.


For more information, visit the TPWD website or call the park at 361-547-2635.