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#5164469 - 08/04/10 12:18 PM kids friendly fish farm/pond near dallas
whippersnapper123 Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 08/04/10
Posts: 3
I'm totally new to fishing in Texas and it seems like my 5y old daughter likes it a lot after being to BassPro shop kids fishing for 3 times now.

Is there a good place near Dallas that we could go for kids to have fun (it would be catch and release) something like a fish farm would be the best as kids are loosing patience waiting for the fish.

thanks !



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#5164631 - 08/04/10 12:45 PM Re: kids friendly fish farm/pond near dallas [Re: whippersnapper123]
tmds3 Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 04/09/10
Posts: 1797
Loc: Bedford,Tx
if you are looking for a pay place Catfish Corner in Mesquite is a pretty decent place to go, they will catch fish, but you keep all you catch
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#5164853 - 08/04/10 01:24 PM Re: kids friendly fish farm/pond near dallas [Re: tmds3]
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Registered: 01/20/09
Posts: 35927
Loc: Houston, TX
Not "near" Dallas but TPWD's Athens fish hatchery is a nice day trip. They have kid fishing, a huge aquarium, educational materials/tours, etc. Kids love it!

http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/visitorcenters/tffc/
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#5165043 - 08/04/10 02:05 PM Re: kids friendly fish farm/pond near dallas [Re: fouzman]
tmds3 Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 04/09/10
Posts: 1797
Loc: Bedford,Tx
Originally Posted By: fouzman
Not "near" Dallas but TPWD's Athens fish hatchery is a nice day trip. They have kid fishing, a huge aquarium, educational materials/tours, etc. Kids love it!

http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/visitorcenters/tffc/

+1 forgot about that place, and I believe if you use their gear it is free to fish
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#5165833 - 08/04/10 05:01 PM Re: kids friendly fish farm/pond near dallas [Re: tmds3]
whippersnapper123 Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 08/04/10
Posts: 3
Thank you all for the pointers -- looks like Catfish Corner in
Mesquite is going to be a first stop and then it TPWD's (it is
just one hour longer to get there and looks like a nice day
trip).




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#5166139 - 08/04/10 06:13 PM Re: kids friendly fish farm/pond near dallas [Re: whippersnapper123]
Fishin' Nut Offline
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Registered: 03/14/03
Posts: 3981
Loc: Oak Point, Tx
For a 5 year old, any local park will do. Small hook and whole kernel corn is all you need to catch as many perch as she wants.
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#5166187 - 08/04/10 06:28 PM Re: kids friendly fish farm/pond near dallas [Re: Fishin' Nut]
whippersnapper123 Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 08/04/10
Posts: 3
our local park is way over fished. She is getting bored and is scaring other fisherman by trying to cast herself smile

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#5166819 - 08/04/10 09:54 PM Re: kids friendly fish farm/pond near dallas [Re: whippersnapper123]
Retired&Free2Fish Offline
Angler

Registered: 04/06/06
Posts: 495
Loc: Near Crappie Waters
There is a place called Samuel Farms off of 80 in Mesquite that has 2 ponds and is open Wed - Sun 9 - 5. You may want to check it out also.

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#5166860 - 08/04/10 10:04 PM Re: kids friendly fish farm/pond near dallas [Re: whippersnapper123]
ShadYak Offline
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Registered: 12/08/08
Posts: 651
Loc: Dallas,TX
Come on out to our kid's fishing tournament!

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