This Saturday you can fish for free! To celebrate National Fishing and Boating Week, The Texas Freshwater Fisheries is offering a free day of admission and more!

“This year is particularly exciting because the hatchery will stock the fishing pond with additional hungry catfish for the event with the expectation of families enjoying record numbers of catches,” said Todd Witt, TFFC Education and Outreach manager.

In addition to free admission, families will enjoy free food, and a free catfishing tournament starting at 9 am. Visitors are also welcome to walk the trails, tour the museum, and watch a diver feed fish.

The fishery in Athens is operated by Texas Parks and Wildlife and located on FM 2495.