JUNE 5, 2019 AT 3:30 PM POSTED BY SHANNON MCFARLIN
The 2019 Free Fishing Day is this Saturday, June 8. Anyone may
fish free without a license in Tennessee’s public waters.
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 to celebrate fishing as a
wholesome and healthy recreational option. In addition, children ages 15 and
younger may fish without a license beginning on Free Fishing Day through the
following Friday (June 14).
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 www.tnwildlife.org and click the Fishing
tab. 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 and ponds continue to charge during
this special day and week. Anglers will need to consult with those operators if
there are any questions about a particular facility.