Belton to host ‘Family Fishing Day’
Monday, 18 February 2013 by Keith Bahlmann
At an undisclosed time and place before noon on February 15, Nolan Creek in Belton will be stocked with rainbow trout providing area fishermen a unique opportunity to catch a trout from a Texas stream.
Following the stocking of the fish, the City of Belton will host a free, two-hour, family-friendly event from noon to 2 p.m.
Family, Fishin' and Fun temporarily suspends the state fishing license requirement for fisherman along the portion of Nolan Creek behind City Hall, from the Penelope Street Bridge to the low-water crossing near Confederate Park.
Family, Fishin' and Fun includes a contest for the longest fish.
Anglers who get their longest catch measured by City staff could be awarded one of two cash prizes. Find the City staff members at the measuring table to enter the contest.
This will mark the second and last time in 2013 that Nolan Creek in Belton will be stocked with trout and that the City will host the free, family-friendly event.
Each angler has a catch-limit of five fish. The event is made possible by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Trout Program.
The requirement for a state fishing license is in place along other portions of the stream and in the event area following its conclusion.