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TWRA announces Tennessee’s Free Fishing Day to be held Saturday, June 11th


Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – Tennessee’s 2016 Free Fishing Day is Saturday, June 11th when anyone may fish free without a license in the state’s public waters.

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency provides the annual 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).

TWRA and City of Clarksville Parks & Recreation's Annual Youth Fishing Rodeo is being held Saturday, June 11th at the Liberty Park Pond.

TWRA and City of Clarksville Parks & Recreation’s Annual Youth Fishing Rodeo is being held Saturday, June 11th at the Liberty Park Pond.

The day and week are annual events in Tennessee and are great opportunities to introduce children to the enjoyment and excitement of a day on the water catching fish.

The TWRA is among several organizations planning special fishing events, primarily for youngsters. The TWRA annually stocks several thousand pounds of fish for various events.

For a list of the events, visit the TWRA website at and the For Anglers section. Anglers and potential anglers should check the events list often since special events are frequently added.

Free Fishing Day and Week apply to Tennessee’s public waters, TWRA owned and operated lakes, and state park facilities. Some privately owned pay lakes continue to charge during this special day and week. Anglers may consult with lake operators if there are any questions about a particular facility.

Click here for a list of 2016 Kids Fishing Events.




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