McKINNEY (Feb. 6, 2014) — The City of McKinney will host the Trout Fishing Derby on Saturday, Feb. 22 from 8 a.m. to noon in the East Pavilion at Towne Lake, located at 1405 Wilson Creek Pkwy.

Grab a rod and reel and fish for more than 4,000 stocked rainbow trout – hook, line and sinker! Casting clinics are available and prizes will be awarded for the longest cast, heaviest stringer, biggest fish and smallest fish. All participants must provide their own pole and bait. Children ages 16 and younger are free to fish and adults are $3 and must also have a fresh water fishing license. This event is open to the public and includes free hot dogs and refreshments.

The Trout Derby is sponsored by Cabela’s and Texas Parks and Wildlife. For more information, visit or call 972-547-2686.


About McKinney

McKinney, Texas, is unique by nature. As one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States, McKinney has a current population exceeding 149,000. Incorporated in 1848, the city is located 30 miles north of Dallas and is the county seat of Collin County. McKinney offers rolling hills, lush trees, a historic downtown square and unique neighborhoods and developments. The city ranks No. 2 on the Money Magazine Best Places to Live list for 2012. Visit the city’s website at