Youth Fishing Derby 2020

Grab your pole, tackle and bait!

The City of Round Rock Parks and Recreation Department presents the 2020 Youth Fishing Derby from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 21, 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*, food* and to be eligible for awards (*while supplies last). Winners must be present to claim awards. 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
  • 7 to 11 a.m.: Activities

San Gabriel Fly Fishing will be at the event doing demonstrations and teaching people how to fly fish. More information here

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


Register online now at the links below:

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.


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