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April 13 @ 7:00 am - 11:00 am


Due to the potential for severe weather (thunderstorms, lightning, hail) predicted for Saturday, April 6, the Youth Fishing Derby will be postponed to next Saturday, April 13 at the same time and place.

The City of Round Rock Parks and Recreation Department presents the 2019 Youth Fishing Derby from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 13, at Bright Lake in Old Settlers Park. The event is free but pre-registration is strongly encouraged and participants must check in before fishing. Participants must be checked in by 9 a.m. to receive a t-shirt, fried fish and French fries and be eligible for awards. Winners must be present to claim awards. For ages 3-12 years and all children must be  accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Participants will need to provide all of their own equipment, including bait and only one pole per child will be allowed. Bright Lake is home to bass, catfish and sunfish, so prepare accordingly. Size 6-8 is a good all-round hook size.

There will also be demonstrations and other activities.

Schedule of Events

  • 6:45 to 9 a.m.: Check In/Late Registration
  • 7 to 11 a.m.: Fishing
  • 7 to 11 a.m.: Activities
  • 10 a.m. Fried fish, french fries for wrist banded participants.

Prizes will be awarded in each division.  Awards immediately following result tabulation at conclusion of fishing.


Register online now at the links below:


April 13
7:00 am - 11:00 am
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Parks and Rec
(512) 218-5540
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