Youth Fishing Derby

Grab your pole, tackle and bait!

The City of Round Rock Parks and Recreation Department presents the 2017 Youth Fishing Derby from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 8, at Bright Lake in Old Settlers Park. The event is free but pre-registration is strongly encouraged and participants must check in before fishing. For ages 3-12 years and all children must be  Jonathan Scott, largest bass 2accompanied 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
  • 8 to 11 a.m.: Activities

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


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  • Perch Division (ages 3-5)
  • Snapper Division (ages 6-9)
  • Redfish Division (ages 10-12)

Texas Fishing Regulations:

Per Texas Fishing Regulations, anyone under the age of 17 is not required to have a fishing license, which covers Fishing Derby participants.   The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has granted us an exemption to the fishing license and stamp requirement for adults (ages 17 and above) assisting youth during the Fishing Derby.   This exemption is only valid during the fishing derby hours, so please keep this in mind if you come to Bright Lake or any other lake at other times.


Prize sponsors are needed and to help defray the cost of t-shirts. Please call or email Roger Heaney at (512) 341-3361 or