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Ascarate lake filled with hundreds of large channel catfish

Ascarate Lake receives hundreds of large channel catfish for the Ascarate Fishing Club’s Kids Fish Derby Saturday.

Ascarate Lake receives hundreds of large channel catfish for the Ascarate Fishing Club’s Kids Fish Derby Saturday.

Officials say Ascarate Lake received 1,800 12-inch large channel catfish from Texas Fishing LLC. on Monday.

The catfish arrived before the kids’ fishing event, which is free and open to the public.

Children participating in the event will be provided with fishing poles, and lunch along with prizes. The tournament begins at 7:30 a.m. and will continue on until 10:30 a.m. Lunch will follow at 11 a.m. with trophies and awards to be given at noon.

Officials say there will be a $2 parking fee per vehicle entering the park.

Officials with the El Paso County Parks and Special Events says anyone fishing at the lake must have a fishing license for anyone over the age of 17 and the daily limit is five per angler per day.

If you have any questions you can call the park administrative office at 915-771-2380.

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