This Saturday you can bring the kids to Maxey Park and everyone can fish for free at Kids Fish Lubbock. Plus you get to keep up to 5 fish, and they've stocked the lake with 2-5 pound catfish just for this weekend.

Kids Fish Lubbock
Kids Fish Lubbock

Not only does everyone get to fish free but the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department has stocked the lake with a ton of channel catfish just for this weekend, and they have some poles you can borrow. Plus they'll have free bait, casting classes, and even free lunch. Plus a rock climbing wall and face painting for when you and the kids aren't fishing.

Here's the press release with all the important info:

"The Lubbock Lions Club launches the 5th Annual Kidsfish event to have a day filled with community and family bonding on Saturday, April 21st, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Maxey Park. Children of all ages and all abilities are invited. There is a wheel chair accessible fishing area and playground.

The event, which is completely free to the public, offers an opportunity for the Lubbock community to engage in outdoor activities and spend time with their friends and loved ones, something that technology and busy schedules have seemingly diminished over time. There will be playgrounds, a rock climbing wall, face painting, and lunch.

“Cabela’s is honored to be part of the Lubbock Lions Club Kidsfish once again this year. This event allows kids to discover a new passion they can enjoy the rest of their lives. We get questions all year long about Kidsfish here in the store, we are excited it is finally here.” Nick Weaver, General Manager said.  “We want to encourage families to spend time outdoors and make memories that will last a lifetime,” Russell Donaway, Lubbock Lions Club President. “My hope is that continuing this Kidsfish event for the community it will be an opportunity for families to not have to spend a dime and learn how to have great time,” Mallory Mitchell, Lubbock Lions Club member and Texas Game Warden for the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department.

The lake at Maxey Park will be specially stocked with Channel Catfish provided by funding from the Texas Game Warden Association to ensure there will be plenty of opportunities for the children to be able to catch a fish. Mitchell noted that the joy and fun experience the children will have is crucial for the success of the event.

Parents or Guardians can also fish for free with their kids at this event! Bring your fishing pole and tackle, there will be a limited number of poles that can be borrowed at the event. There will be a casting station for kids or adults who want to learn how to fish.  Lunch will be served at 11 a.m..  Don’t forget chairs, a blanket, and sunscreen! For more information regarding the event and to register, please visit and like Kidsfish on Facebook at"

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