Rainbow trout roundup returns

by | Feb 3, 2022 | Latest

Local children may want to get their fishing poles ready for the long-awaited Murphy Rainbow Trout Roundup.

The event is one of the city’s most popular and was canceled last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Rainbow Trout Roundup is set to return Saturday, Feb. 26 at the municipal pond located at 206 North Murphy Road.

The event is in its eighth year, and, with the exception of 2021, has been held every year since 2014.

“This fun event usually brings together several generations within families, spending a fun and entertaining time together,” said Kayla McFarland, special events coordinator for the city. “We see moms, dads and grandparents helping the youngsters perfect their fishing skills. As always, everyone has a great time.”

The roundup begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 11:30 a.m. According to city officials, there will be on-site registration, which begins at 8:30 a.m., but participants are encouraged to register online before the event.

There is no limit to the number of children who can register, says McFarland, and the event is open to residents and non-residents alike.

Anglers up to 6 years old may cast their lines from 9 a.m. to 10, with winners in this age group announced at 10:15 a.m. Anglers 7 to 17 years old start casting at 10 a.m. until the end of the tournament at 11:30 a.m. Winners in the 7 to 11 years old age group, as well as the winners between the ages of 12 and 17 will be announced at 11:35 a.m.

Prizes and trophies will be handed out in each age category for the shortest, longest and heaviest stringer of five rainbow trout only. In addition to the first-place trophy, a second-place medal in each category will be awarded.

The catch-and-keep limit is five trout per person. Bait will be provided free of charge and families may use available fishing poles available at no cost on a first-come, first-serve basis.

“Adult family members can help the little ones with baiting the hooks, tending the line and pulling in their catches,” said McFarland. “Since many of the younger kids will be fishing for the first time, the excitement on their faces will make great photos.”

Anglers 18 years or older may not fish during the roundup; however, once the tournament concludes, they can cast their lines.

An exemption to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Licensing requirement will be in place until 4 p.m. At that point, Texas Parks and Wildlife monitors will begin checking for fishing licenses. This exemption only applies to the Murphy pond on Feb. 26. Licenses can be obtained at most retailers with an outdoors or hunting department.

Officials encourage cold weather gear as temperatures may be chilly and there is no lunch offered to participants.

The roundup is free of charge and participants can register at murphytx.org.

0 Comments

Related News

Property tax protest deadline looms

Property tax protest deadline looms

Residents who want to file a property tax protest have a fast-approaching deadline, according to Collin Central Appraisal District. CCAD Chief Appraiser Bo Daffin said the deadline to a file property tax protest is Monday, May 16. For notices mailed on April 15, the...

read more
PISD board discusses mental health

PISD board discusses mental health

The Plano ISD Board of Trustees discussed mental health and received a financial service update during the Tuesday, May 3 meeting. Linzy Evans, a social worker at Sigler Elementary, updated the board on student, family and community services. Evans said that...

read more
Council recognizes student artists

Council recognizes student artists

Although council chambers are usually a place to conduct city business, council had the opportunity to recognize student artists during the Tuesday, May 3 regular meeting. The artists recognized were the winners of the Keep Murphy Beautiful art contest. The...

read more
Incumbent will continue to serve

Incumbent will continue to serve

Murphy residents will see no change on the dais as all incumbents were re-elected to city council. There were four places on the ballot, Place 1, Place 2, Place 4 and Place 6. In Place 1, Elizabeth Abraham received 675 votes over challenger Karan Chetal, who received...

read more
Collin County values continue to rise

Collin County values continue to rise

Collin County property values once again show an increase, according to figures released by Collin Central Appraisal District (CCAD). The CCAD mailed the 2022 real property appraisal notices to property owners on April 15. Business personal property mailings are...

read more
Plano East athletes enjoy new energy in spring

Plano East athletes enjoy new energy in spring

The Plano East Panthers are turning the page on a new chapter and the team’s senior leaders are already noticing a change.  With head coach Tony Benedetto taking over the Plano East football program, the athletes have taken to the field with renewed energy this...

read more
Election results tallied

Election results tallied

Unofficial election results have been reported for the May 7 election. In the city council races, incumbent Elizabeth Abraham won Place 1 with 675 votes. Jennifer Berthiaume and Ken Oltmann won Place 2 and Place 4, respectively. Both candidates ran unopposed. The...

read more
Election Day is tomorrow

Election Day is tomorrow

Murphy voters will head to the polls Saturday, May 7 to cast their ballots in the city and Texas Constitutional election. Voting locations across the state will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Election Day. Nearby voting locations include the Murphy Community...

read more