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Posted on: April 4, 2019

TCPL now offering loaner fishing gear

Child fishing

The Colony Public Library has partnered with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Tackle Loaner Program to bring residents and visitors the opportunity to check out fishing rods and tackle.

CHECKOUT/FEE INFORMATION:

  • Rods and tackle are available for free checkout to an ADULT library card holder.
  • Customers MUST complete the Tackle Loaner Borrower Agreement and Participant Info EACH time rods/tackle are checked out.
  • Maximum of 4 fishing rods/2 tackles checked out per ADULT card. (Minors can use with adult checkout and supervision.)
  • Maximum 7-day checkout; NO RENEWALS.
  • Staff only should remove rods from the stand.
  • All rods/tackle should be returned directly to a staff member at the Circulation Desk.
  • Restitution fees will be assessed if rods/tackle are lost or damaged (rods $20; tackle box $3)

LICENSING INFORMATION:

  • Anyone born after 1931 who is 17 and over MUST have a fishing license to fish in Texas public waterways, including city parks.
  • A Texas Fishing License can be purchased at most Walmart stores, including The Colony and Frisco (Stonebrook). A one-day license for Texas residents is $11 through 8/2019.
  • For more information visit Texas Parks and Wildlife.

NEARBY PUBLIC FISHING:

City Parks:

  • Lions Club Park – 4800 Nash Dr, The Colony (catch & release only)
  • Scout Park – 4177 North Colony, The Colony (catch & release only)
  • BB Owen Park – 5700 Squires Dr, The Colony (catch & release only)

Lewisville Lake (Park entrance fees apply):

Texas Parks & Wildlife offers more information on Lewisville Lake locations as well as more information about freshwater bag and length limits.

BAIT:

The closest locations for live bait are:

  • Rapido Convenience Store – 7420 Main Street, The Colony
  • Walmart Supercenter – 355 Stonebrook Parkway,  Frisco
  • Lakeview Bait – 1104 W. Eldorado Pkwy #200 Little Elm

Walmart also has lures and other fishing equipment for those who are interested.

For more information, contact The Colony Public Library at 972-625-1900, ext. 3.

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