Career day. Credit: USFWS
Dalton Elementary visit. Credit: USFWS
Family sunset on hatchery. Credit: USFWS
Fishing derby participants. Credit: USFWS
Hatchery pond. Credit: USFWS
National Night Out 2010. Credit: USFWS
Old Settlers Reunion. Credit: USFWS
St. Philips tour of the hatchery. Credit: USFWS
Sunset over ponds. Credit: USFWS
National Fishing and Boating Week (first full week of June)
Annual Fishing Derby
Let’s go fishing! This is a statement most children love to hear. The thought of going out to a body of water, putting something squishy on a hook and throwing the line into the water with the expectation of catching something is very intriguing to them.
The focus of this event is to stir the interest of the young and the young at heart. As the years have passed word has spread of how much fun the event is and the organizing, setting up, and gathering of donations to prepare for the event has become easier. Although the preparation for the event is a huge undertaking the rewards are multiplied many times over. Seeing the wonder and joy of our young participants and hearing a simple “thank you” or “we had so much fun” makes this event meaningful to us.
The Hatchery plans to continue this event annually to give our young ones a day of fishing to look forward to.
The Uvalde National Fish Hatchery also participates in community events outside the hatchery. Events we have participated in previously are listed below (participation is not guaranteed every year).