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Just for Kids

Welcome to the Kids Area! You can find all things that the TWRA offers for kids here.

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Special Announcements:

Youth hunters under the age of 13 must have a TWRA ID number in order to use the mobile check-in for big game animals. Kids can go to an agent location, check station or Regional Office with their parent and SSN card and have a TWRA profile created which will last forever. After that, those youth hunters can use the mobile check-in.

Kids Fishing Events

These listings are not-for-profit kids fishing events. Some of the listings may be non-TWRA sponsored events. The TWRA does not endorse the listed sponsoring organizations but rather provides this list as a public service. If you would like to have an upcoming kids fishing event listed here, please contact the TWRA Fisheries Division.  This information will be updated as new events are received or change, so check back frequently

Event Date Event Name Location Event Details Notes
         
July 4, 2018
9:00 am -  11:00 am

Germantown Lions Fourth of July Youth Fishing Rodeo

Host Organizations:
Germantown Lions Club and The City of Germantown, TWRA

Contact:
David Docauer: 901-574-2536
email: docauer@bellsouth.net
 

Municipal Pond
1930 S. Germantown Road
Germantown, TN
Shelby County

Participants: 100+

Ages: 5 - 15 Years

Municipal Pond behind City Hall

Bring your gear, some bait is available.

Park at the Library, City Hall & tennis courts.

5 age groups, each with 3 prizes.

Free drinks for participants.

 

 

September 22, 2018
9:00 am - 11:00 pm


 



Mid South Youth Fishing Rodeo

Host Organizations:
Germantown Parks & Recreation, Welch Realty Company, Larry Rea, TWRA

Contact:
Hunter Henley: 615-917-5284
email: hunter.henley@tn.gov

Johnson Road Park
Germantown, TN
Shelby County

Participants: 60

Ages: 5-12 years

Lifetime Licenses give-a-away.

Blue Bank Resort fishing trip on Reelfoot Lake give-a-away.

Door Prize Drawings.

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June 16, 2018
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Lake View Dock Kids Fishing Day

Host Organizations:
Lake View Dock, LLC, TWRA

Contact:
John Siagle: 423-878-4331
email: lakeviewdock@aol.com

South Holston Reservoir
992 Lake View Dock Road
Bristol, TN
Sullivan County

Participants: ?

Ages: 0-12

Check in at the marina.

Fish off the dock or your own boat.

www.lakeviewdockhome.com 

June 17, 2018
1:00pm - 4:00 pm

Father's Day Fishing Event

Host Organizations:
Knoxville Parks and Recreation Department, TWRA

Contact:
Aaron Browning: 865-215-1719
email: abrowning@knoxvilletn.gov

Victor Ashe Park Pond
4901 Bradshaw Road
Knoxville, TN
Knox County

Participants: 200

Ages: 4-16 years

 
July 14, 2018
8:00 am - 10:00 am

Fun Fest Fishing Derby

Host Organizations:
Optimist Club of Colonial Heights, Sullivan County Sheriff's, BassPro, TWRA

Contact:
Al Tipton or Linda Campbell: 612-1147 or 292-2179
email: lindac@sullivanbaptist.org

Ft Patrick Henry Reservoir
Warriors Path State Park, Duck Island
Kingsport, TN
Sullivan County

 

Participants: 150+

Ages: 4-16 years

Sheriff's Auxiliary Department providing fingerprinting

Bring your own fishing gear.

July 28, 2018
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Kid's Fishing Day - Free

Host Organizations:
Free Service Tire, Precision Electrical, Food City, TWRA

Contact:
Tammy Burke: 423-349-2700 or 423-361-1050
email: tburke@freeservicetire.com

Patrick Henry Lake
Warrior's Path State Park
490 Hemlock Road
Kingsport, TN
Sullivan County

Participants: 200

Ages 0-15

Trophies and prizes given away to all children.

Lunch is provided by Food City and Mayfield Ice Cream

TWRA First Fish Award

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Congratulations, Your First Fish!

The First Fish Award is designed to commemorate that special moment in everybody's life-the landing of their first fish. The award recognizes this special moment with a frameable certificate identifying the angler, the fish caught, and other details of that moment. Size of the fish and age of the angler have no bearing, only that the fish is their first, and that it was caught in Tennessee.

How to Get Your First Fish Award?

There are two ways an angler can receive their first fish award. There is no charge for using either method.

Online: This method uses a pdf file which can be used to fill out and print a first fish award at home.

By Mail: If you would like to receive a first fish award by mail then simply fill out the online .pdf form provided here and return it to the TWRA Fisheries Management Division at the address on the form (instructions included). This award will be filled-out, printed, signed by the Chief of Fisheries, and mailed to the angler.

 

Get Your First Fish Award!
Get Your First Fish Award!

Hunter Education Program

Anyone 10 or older: before you get out there and hunt, you must have a Hunter Education Certificate. There's still time! Check out the current class dates in your area in our Hunter Education Class section.

National Archery In The Schools Program

The National Archery In The Schools Program is a two to eight week archery course designed to teach International Style target archery in 4th –12th grades. The students shoot at bulls-eye targets placed in front of an arrow resistant net in their gymnasium. The core content covers archery history, safety, technique, equipment, mental concentration, core strengthening, physical fitness and self improvement.

 Scholastic Clay Target Program

In Tennessee, the Scholastic Clay Target Program provides Tennessee's youth, grades 5-12, an opportunity to compete in clay target shooting competitions with their peers from across the state. There are three disciplines: trap, skeet & sporting clays. Each individual participates with a team of shooters. Most teams are recognized as a school endorsed program, local 4-H clubs or other community groups, such as Boy and/ or Girl Scouts or Venture Crews. Apart from being the nation's leader in youth shooting sports programs, the Tennessee SCTP offers an opportunity for Tennessee's young men and women to experience the fun and excitement of competing in one of the fastest growing sports in the country.