McKinney will host the annual Trout Fishing Derby on Saturday, Feb. 23 from 8 a.m. to noon. The annual event will be held in the East Pavilion at Towne Lake, 1405 Wilson Creek Parkway.

More than 4,000 Rainbow Trout will be stocked into Towne Lake for the derby. The event is open to the public and includes a free hot dog roast and refreshments. Casting clinics are available to all attendees. Prizes will be awarded for the longest cast, heaviest stringer, biggest fish and smallest fish. There will be free hot dogs and drinks. All participants must provide their own pole and bait. Adults must also have a fresh water fishing license.

Call 972-547-7480 for more information, or visit the City of McKinney website at The main sponsors of the event this year are Texas Parks and Wildlife, Cabelas, Scooters’s Coffee and the City of McKinney Parks, Recreation and Open Space Department.


About McKinney

McKinney, Texas, is unique by nature. As one of the fastest-growing cities in the U.S., McKinney has a current population of nearly 141,000. 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