Fishing is an easy outdoor activity that is fun for the entire family providing more than the catch. Remember, the activity is called fishing, not catching. Fishing can involve exploring a different world at the water’s edge, kicking back in the shade and enjoying company while the bait soaks, dipping your toes in the water and watching the sun set, and many more relaxing and rewarding experiences just by being there. Fishing can be inexpensive and accessible with abundant city, county, and state public waterways available. Don’t snub the ‘Snoopy’ rod and a can of kernel corn. Kids under the age of 17 are not required to have a Texas fishing license. Texas state parks do not require fishing licenses within their boundaries making it easy to get you hooked.
The 4-H Sportfishing Program provides all of this with a positive youth development atmosphere. Adult leader training creates local mentors to share the knowledge, experience, and tradition with youth involved in the project. As with all projects within the 4-H Natural Resources Program, Sportfishing will help establish the stewardship of our resources necessary to insure strong future leadership.