This year the Texas Parks & Wildlife have a great program going on to encourage folks to spend time enjoying one of America’s greatest pastimes….FISHING! Texas State Parks will host “Free Fishing in State Parks” throughout 2012. This means you will not have to purchase a fishing license to fish the waters of Texas State Parks. Some State Parks are even offering loaner equipment and fishing bait but call ahead to make sure this is offered at your park of choice. For more information on this program, please visit the TPWD website.