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Nov. 17, 2021

Texas Winter Tradition of Rainbow Trout Stocking Begins Nov. 24

AUSTIN – November is known as a time to give thanks, but in Texas the month also marks the beginning of a winter tradition for anglers of all ages across the state. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will kick off this tradition when it begins stocking thousands of rainbow trout Nov. 24. The easy to catch rainbow trout are delicious table fare and can be found on many restaurant menus.

Nov. 15, 2021

TPWD Announces Grants to Enhance Angler Access, Fish Habitat

AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s (TPWD) Inland Fisheries Division has selected 21 projects to be supported by the new Habitat and Angler Access Program (HAAP). The program, which launched in June 2021, is primarily funded by the purchase of freshwater fishing licenses.

Nov. 10, 2021

New Artificial Reefs, Habitat Structures Installed on Belton Lake

BELTON – Anglers have more spots to search for the perfect catch at Belton Lake thanks to some recently installed artificial reefs and habitat structures. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) Waco and Forth Worth Inland Fisheries Districts partnered with multiple organizations and volunteers to complete the project which will significantly enhance the fishery.

Nov. 9, 2021

Red Snapper Fishing Closes in State Water November 15, 2021

AUSTIN– The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) will close red snapper fishing in state water November 15. In January 2022, TPWD will reopen red snapper fishing in state waters while federal water will remain closed until the summer.

Nov. 8, 2021

Inland Fisheries Division Earns Prestigious Conservation Award from Fly Fishers International

LIVINGSTON, Mont. – Fly Fishers International has recognized the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) Inland Fisheries Division as a leader in conservation, awarding the Division with the organization’s prestigious 2021 Conservation Award. The award is bestowed upon a person, group or organization which has made extraordinary contributions to the conservation of fisheries resources that preserve the legacy of fly fishing.

Oct. 28, 2021

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center to Host Veteran’s Day Event

ATHENS — The Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center is pleased to announce a new event to honor and support veterans. “Veterans Day at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center” will be held from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, with free admission for veterans and their families.

Oct. 18, 2021

Halloween at the Hatchery Returns to the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center Oct. 28

ATHENS – The East Texas family tradition continues October 28 when “Halloween at the Hatchery” returns to the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center after being cancelled in 2020 due to the public health crisis. The annual event provides a safe place to go trick-or-treating while raising money for three local beneficiaries, The Rainbow Room, East Texas Crisis Center and the Athens High School Fishing Team.

Sept. 23, 2021

Annual Guppy Cup Celebrates National Hunting and Fishing Day the Galveston Way

GALVESTON — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the Texas Game Warden Association will be hosting the 3rd annual Cast Away Rods Guppy Cup KidFish on Saturday, September 25. The competition will run in conjunction with the Galveston Island Shrimp Festival and National Hunting and Fishing Day.

Sept. 22, 2021

Texas Celebrates National Hunting and Fishing Day with Launch of New R3 Initiative

AUSTIN – For generations, Texas sportsmen and women have understood that fish and wildlife populations and habitats must be managed for present and future generations to appreciate and enjoy. As they take to the hunting field or cast their line into a lake or the Gulf of Mexico, they know they are not only enjoying the state’s bounty but are helping to conserve it.

Sept. 16, 2021

TFFC Hosts “The Sunfish Showdown” September 25

ATHENS – The Texas Freshwaters Fisheries Center (TFFC) will be the site of “The Sunfish Showdown” tournament slated for September 25. The event, held in conjunction with National Hunting and Fishing Day, will run from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and provide fun for the whole family.