Spring has certainly sprung and if you’re a fishing enthusiast like so many in our area, several groups have heard you calling.

On Saturday, April 16, the Stephenville Bass Club, Stephenville Parks and Recreation Department, Texas Game Warden Association, and other organizations will host their 15th Annual Fish Day in Park.

This special event is held in the Stephenville City Park and Bosque River that runs through the Park. Tarleton Student Wildlife Society will also hold their annual Outdoor Fun Event in the Park that day.

The two events will enable youth of this area and their parents/adult to come fish, have a hotdog lunch and continue having fun by visiting Tarleton Outdoor Sports booths and activities. And it all free for the youth.

In a statement to the E-T the club said, “We partner with several sponsors which include the Stephenville Park and Rec Dept., Texas Game Warden Assoc. Stephenville Elks Club, and other organizations that want to help. Our first event had about 100 attendees and now we have over 350 come and have a fun day of fishing. The Bass Club and Game Wardens furnish fishing equipment, Wal-Mart furnishes the worms, and other sponsors help like furnishing free T-shirts for the event. Also you are able to take home the catfish you catch."

And as if that’s not enough, they’ll even feed you. When fishing is over with at noon, attendees are served a free hot dog meal.