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Posted on: January 31, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Fishing Extravaganza Registration Opens February 1

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Fishing Extravaganza Registration Opens February 1

Join us for this unique fishing experience at our League City Walker Pool! We fill the pool with catfish, and you bring your family to catch them. Bring your fishing poles, bait, cooler, and maybe a towel or blanket to keep warm and dry. Cane fishing poles will be available for rent, and bait will be for sale along with light concessions if you forget something.

Date: March 4

Time: 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. (1.5 hour time-slots)

Location: 430 W. Walker Street

Cost/Fee: Residents $10 | Non-Residents $15 (each person who enters the pool area needs to be paid for and children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult)

Registration Opens
- Residents: February 1
- Non-residents: February 15


What age range is this for?

This event is geared toward children who would like a positive fishing experience where they are likely to catch a fish. However, people of all ages are welcome.

Can I keep the fish I catch? Are they safe to eat?

Yes and yes. The fish are farm-raised catfish and safe for consumption. There is a limit to how many fish each family brings home, and that number will be shared on the day of the event.

Can I get my fish cleaned/filleted at the event?

No. While this a service the City used to provide, we are not able to offer it at this time.

Is the pool chlorinated when the fish go in?

No. Two weeks prior to the event, sodium thiosulfate is used to remove the chlorine. It’s the same chemical people use to remove chlorine from tap water for their fish tanks. 

Is the pool cleaned after the event?

Yes. The pool is cleaned and shocked after the event.

Registration Process

Registration can be done online or in person at Hometown Heroes Park. 

To register for programs online an account is needed. Household accounts can now be created online. To create an account, visit: Online Parks and Rec Registration and click on new account and fill in the required fields. Please make sure to add everyone living in your household, including children. After setting up your household account, League City residents must email a copy of their water bill to Brooke Holliday to verify residency and have their account approved. Households must be approved before any registration can occur. Accounts can take up to 72 hours to be approved. 

Accounts can also be created in person at Hometown Heroes Park. League City residents will need to bring in a valid ID and their League City water bill. Non-residents will need to bring in a valid ID.

People fishing in a pool and catching fish

A little boy fishing in a pool

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