The Neighborhood Fishin’ Pond at Chisholm Park brings the great outdoors into the city, providing family fishing opportunities close to home for city-dwelling Texans. Hurst is one of 5 DFW area neighborhood lakes that receive frequent stockings of catfish in summer and rainbow trout in winter, which makes for good fishing throughout the season.
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TPWD has partnered with the City of Hurst to provide a quality local fishing experience at Chisholm Park. The pond has excellent bank access while the park has many amenities including three large picnic pavilions, two playgrounds, Aquatics Center, and restroom facilities. The TPWD Inland Fisheries Division provides fisheries management expertise and fish for regular stockings. The City of Hurst pays a fee for the stocked fish, and provides and maintains the facilities to ensure a quality fishing experience.
A valid freshwater fishing license is required to fish at Chisholm Park unless the angler is 16 years old or younger. Fishing is allowed by pole and line only (no nets or other devices), with a limit of two fishing poles per person. There is no minimum length limit and a 5 fish daily bag limit per angler for both channel catfish and rainbow trout. (Fish species identification chart) There is no minimum length regulation on channel catfish in CFL’s. Stocking dates are subject to change because of weather and fish availability.
The fish stocking plan consists of bi-weekly stockings of channel catfish or rainbow trout. Channel catfish (12 inches) are stocked from April through November, with the exception of August. 2017 stocking dates: April 21, May 5 and 19, June 2, 16 and 30, July 14 and 28, Sept. 1, 15 and 29, Oct 13 and 27. Rainbow trout (9-12 inches) is stocked December through March.
Neighborhood Fishin’ receives statewide support from Toyota, the Texas Bass Classic Foundation, and the Sport Fish Restoration Program. To learn more about Neighborhood Fishin’ please call 817-732-0761 You may also check out their fishing video on YouTube.
Did You Know? Hurst Public Library is an official Loaner Site for the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department's Tackle Loaner Program - an effort by the City of Hurst and the TPWD to encourage youth fishing in neighborhood parks, like Chisholm Pond. For more information, ask in the Library, or click here.
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