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Clarksville Parks & Recreation and TWRA’s Youth Fishing Rodeo set for Saturday, June 11th

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRAClarksville, TN – Clarksville Parks and Recreation and the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency (TWRA) will be hold the annual Youth Fishing Rodeo this Saturday, June 11th, 2016.

The fishing rodeo will be held at the Liberty Park pond from 7:00am to 9:00am. Hot Dogs and Drinks will be available.

Participants can pick up a form to pre-register at Walmart or Grandpa’s Outdoors prior to the event.

This young lady caught her first fish ever at last year's Youth Fishing Rodeo.

This young lady caught her first fish ever at last year’s Youth Fishing Rodeo.

Saturday is also Tennessee’s annual Free Fishing Day. Anyone without a license may fish in the state’s public waters.

Children from infant to 16 years of age may take part in the event. Registration begins at 6:30am.

The Liberty Park pond is stocked with catfish. Bring bait for catfish and small sunfish. One (1) fishing pole per child allowed for fishing.

This year’s sponsors include Grandpa’s Outdoors, Walmart and numerous others.

Clarksville’s Liberty Park is located at 1188 Cumberland Drive.

For more information about the fishing rodeo, contact Nate Thompson at 615.920.9059 or email at

Addition information is available at www.state.tn.us/twra/

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency provides the free day in hopes of increasing interest in fishing. The day allows anyone the opportunity to try this great outdoor sport, especially children. In addition, children ages 15 and younger may fish without a license beginning on Free Fishing Day through the following Friday (June 17th).


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