The McKinney Parks, Recreation and Open Space Department will host its annual Trout Fishing Derby on Saturday, Feb. 25 from 8 a.m. to noon. The annual event will be held in the East Pavilion at Towne Lake, 1405 Wilson Creek Parkway.
More than 4,000 Rainbow Trout will be stocked into Towne Lake for the derby. The event is open to the public, and prizes will be awarded to the first 300 kids who catch their own fish. Casting clinics are available to all attendees. There will be a free hot dog roast, and refreshments will be provided.
The derby is free for kids. Adults 17 and over will pay a registration fee of $3 and must have a fresh water fishing license. All participants must also provide their own pole and bait.
Please call (972) 547-7480 for more information or visit the City of McKinney website at www.mckinneytexas.org. The main sponsors of the event this year are Texas Parks and Wildlife, Academy and the City of McKinney.