Channel Catfish Stocked in the Concho River Downtown


SAN ANGELO, TX — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Inland Fisheries San Angelo District announced Friday that channel catfish have been stocked in the Concho River in downtown San Angelo. Parks and Wildlife employees stocked the fish in the Concho River near the Celebration Bridge at Oakes Street.

Saturday, June 3, is the annual Free Fishing Day in Texas, and now there is plenty of channel catfish to catch in the Concho River. Texas Parks and Wildlife says that they hold the Free Fishing Day every year so that more people can try out fishing for the first time if they haven’t before, and it’s a great opportunity to spend time with friends and family. 

San Angelo will host its annual youth fishing derby on Saturday to coincide with Free Fishing Day from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Registration will be at the celebration bridge on Oakes Street. Participants can win trophies for the largest fish, and the most fish caught will be awarded. There will be limited free donuts and juice for the competitors. Anyone under the age of 18 can participate.  There are three age groups in the derby, 1-6, 7-12, and 13-17, and chaperones must bring their own poles and bait.

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