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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
         

April 7, 2018
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Rain Date: April 8, 2018

Shelby Farms Park Conservancy, Earth Day Free Family Fishing Rodeo

Host Organizations:
Shelby Farms Park Conservancy &
International Paper, FedEx, Kroger, Whole Foods, TWRA

Contact:
Natalie Wilson or Alex Bien: 901-222-7267
nwilson@shelbyvarmspark.org

Jones Pond
6903 Great View Drive North
Memphis, TN
Shelby County

Participants: 200

Ages: 0-  16 years

Prizes given for everyone.

www.shelbyfarmspark.org

April 28, 2018
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Jr. Fishing Rodeo

Host Organizations:
Paris - Henry Co Jaycees, Hulmes Sporting Goods, TWRA

Contact:
Brent Corey: 731-336-7924
email: b.corey0829@yahoo.com

198 Greenacres Dr.
Paris, TN

Participants: 80-100

Ages: 3-12 years


Worlds Biggest Fishfry, Jr. Fishing Rodeo

May 5, 2018
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

 

Mid South Youth Camp Fishing Rodeo

Host Organizations: 
Mid South Youth Camp, TWRA

Contact:
Beth Naylor: 731-608-4788

206 Youth Camp Road
Henderson, TN
Chester County

Participants: 65

Ages: 5-16 years

Parking provided, bait sold by vendor, registration fee, bring your own fishing gear, food concessions will be sold

Prizes for different age groups

Event website: fhu.edu/msyc

May 19, 2018
8:00 am - 11:30 am

City of Lakeland Annual Children's Fishing Rodeo

Host Organizations:
City of Lakeland Parks and Recreation, TWRA

Contact:
Kim Odem: 901-409-2080
email: kodom@lakelandtn.gov

International Harverster Managerial Park,
5423 Canada Road
Lakeland, TN
Shelby County

Participants; 100

Ages: 4-12 years

Prizes and trophies will be awarded

Free Parking

lakelandtn.gov

May 19, 2018
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Collierville Youth Fishing Rodeo

Host Organizations:
Town of Collierville Parks & Recreation, Fayette County Bass Club, Epiphany Lutheran Church, Strike King, Academy Sporting Goods, TWRA

Contact:
Jennifer Taylor: 901-457-2777
email: jtaylor@collierville.tn.us

Johnson Park
419 W.C. Johnson Park Drive
Collierville, TN
Shelby County

Participants: 150

Ages: 4-12 years

Parking Available

Awards/Trophies for age catagories : 6 & under, 7 & 8, 9 & 10, 11 & 12

All participants receive a "goodie bag" of lures, stringers and other info

May 19, 2018
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Family Fishing Day

Host Organizations:
Harvest 365 East Union Baptist Church, TWRA

Contact:
Edgar Pierce: 731-803-8230
email: edgarpierce@msn.com

Private Pond
1166 Mifflin Road
Jackson, TN
Madison County

Participants: 40-50

Ages: 2-18 years

Meet at the church at 8:00 am for instructions, door prize registration and drawing.

Travel to pond 4.1 miles.

June, 2, 2018
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Rain Date: June 9, 2018

Houston County Cops and Bobbers Kids Fishing Rodeo

Host Organizations: 
HCSO, EPD, USFWS, NWF, TWRA

Contact:
Nick Luper: 931-287-8382
email: Nick.G.Luper@tn.gov

Danville Fishing Ponds
9 Danville Loop
Stewart, TN
Houston County

Participants: 150

Ages: 0-15 years

Registration begins at 7:00 am

Fishing from 9-11 am, weigh in and lunch until 12:00 pm

Prizes will be given at 1:00 pm - A lifetime License will be given away!!!

https://www.facebook.com/houstoncountycopsandbobbers/

June 2, 2018
8:00 am - 11:00 pm

Youth Fishing Derby

Host Organizations:
Oakland Parks and Recreations, TWRA

Contact:
Amy Segraves: 901-465-2921 or 901-652-8837
email: parksandrec@oaklandtennessee.org

The Oaklands Park pond
Norma Carol Cv. - The Oaklands Subdivision 
Oakland, TN
Fayette County

Participants: 50

Ages: 6-12 years

Medals will be award for specific categories 
and by age groups.

Bring your own pole, bait. line, etc.

June 8, 2018
6:00 am - 7:30 pm

Church Youth Fishing Rodeo

Host Organizations:
Bloomfield Baptist Church

Contact:
Bloomfield Baptist Church: 901-948-3078

Martin Luther King Riverside Park
498 West Malory
Memphis, TN
Ages: 7 - 17 years

Fishing rod and reels provided

Prizes will be awarded

June 9, 2018
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Rain Date: June, 16, 2018
 

Martin Recreation Complex Lake, Annual Free Fishing Day

Host Organizations:
Martin Parks and Recreation, Martin Kiwanis Club,  & TWRA

Contact:
Mike Garvin: 513-587-6784 or 513-658-1717
email: mgarvin@cityofmartin.net

Martin Recreation Complex Lake
8457 Highway 45E South
Martin, TN
Weakley County

Participants: 100

Ages: 2 - 14 years

Parking in on the North, East and West of the Lake.

Prizes & trophies for biggest fish, smallest fish, etc,, will be awarded.

June 9, 2018
7:00 am - 12:00 pm

Reelfoot NWR Annual Youth Fishing Rodeo

Host Organizations:
Reeelfoot National Wildlife Refuge, Food Rite, Tyson, Citizens Bank, TWRA

Contact:
Tara Dowdy: 731-538-2481
email: Tara_Dowdy@fws.gov

Reelfoot National Wildlife Refuge
4343 Hwy 157
Union City, TN
Obion County

Participants: 150-200

Ages: 1-12 years

Prizes and Lunch will be served (hot dogs, hamburgers, drinks, chips & cookies.)

Prizes in all 3 age catagories & each child will get a goody bag.

www.fws.gov/refuge/reelfoot

June 9, 2018
9:00 am - 11:00 am

Rain Date: June, 16, 2018

Mousetail Landing State Park Rodeo

Host Organizations:
Mousetail Landing State Park, Anderson's Bait Company, Charlie Brewer Slider Company, TWRA

Contact:
Daniel Burgess: 731-847-0841
email: daniel.burgess@tn.gov

TN River at Old Pump Station
Old Pump Station Road
Linden, TN
Perry County

Participants: 60

Ages: 2- 12 years

Spring Creek Boat Ramp

Be there 15 minutes early to register

Prizes will be awarded

June 9, 2018
8:00 am - 11:00 am

17th Annual Hardin County Free Fishing Rodeo

Host Organizations:
Pickwick Landing State Park. The Riverview Fans and Feathers Chapter of the NWTF,  TWRA

Contact:
Stephen Graves: and Ray Garton: 1-800-372-3928
email: stephen.graves@tn.gov or william.r.garton@tn.gov

Pickwick Lake - Inlet
116 State Park Lane
Counce, TN
Hardin County

Participants: 75

Ages: 1-15 years

Pickwick Landing State Park,
Pickwick Lake - Inlet near mouth of Slate Rock Creek

Park at "The Circle"

Prizes will be awarded for greatest number of fish and biggest fish

June 9, 2018
8:00 am - 10:00 am

Henderson County Fishing Rodeo

Host Organizations:
Sherriff's Department, State Parks, TWRA

Contact:
Jay Corbitt: 731-423-5725
email: jay.corbitt@tn.gov

170 Justice Center Drive
Lexington, TN 38351
Henderson County

Participants: 100

Ages: 2-15 years

Bring your own fishing gear.
June 9, 2018
8:00 am - 10:00 am

Mason's Boat Dock Kids Fishing Rodeo

Host Organizations:
Mason's Boat Dock, TWRA

Contact:
Ken Smith: 931-296-9165
email: Ken.R.Smith@tn.gov

Mason's Boat Dock
10275 Clydeton Road
Waverly, TN
Humphreys County

Participants: 75

Ages: 0-16 years

 

June 9, 2018
7:30 am - 12:00 pm

Rain Date:
June 16, 2018

First Baptist Church "Daddy Bill Rodeo"

Host Organizations:
First Baptist Church, Haddad's Department  Store, & TWRA

Contact:
Jake Yoes: 615-339-8067
email: Jake.Yoes@tn.gov

First Baptist Church Lake
2105 Hwy 54
Covington, TN
Tipton County

Participants:  100

Ages: 
0-15 years

Bring your own  gear and bait.
June 9, 2018
8:00 am - 11:00 am

Benton County Kids Fishing Rodeo

Host Organizations:
Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park, TWRA

Contact:
Kevin Hoofman: 615-339-6288

Ky. Lake / TN River
Eva Beach Drive
(Follow the signs)
Eva, TN
Benton County

Participants: 150

Ages: 0-15 years

Registration 8-9 am. Fishing is 9-11 am.

Prizes will be given after weigh-in.  Lunch will follow.

June 9, 2018
6:00 am - 9:00 am

City of Bartlett Children's Fishing Rodeo

Host Organizations:
City of Bartlett, Gater Brown Bait & Tackle, TWRA

Contact: Debbie Gelineau: 931-385-5589
email: dgelineau@cityofbartlett.org

Appling Lake
3663 Appling Road
Bartlett, TN 37133
Shelby County

Participants: 300+

Ages: 2-12 years

Parking is in the ballfield parking lot.

For more information:

http://www.cityofbartlett.org/709/Childrens-Fishing-Rodeo

June 9, 2018
8:00 am - 11:00 am

Steve McCadams "Casting For A Cure" Kids Fishing Rodeo

Host Organizations:
Steve McCadams, McKenzie Park and Recreation, Relay for Life, TWRA

Contat: Nathan Warden: 615-917-5281
email: Nathan.Warden@tn.gov

McKenzie City Park pond
570 Como Street
McKenzie, TN
Carroll County

Participants: 150

Ages: 0-15 years

Paved Parking Lot

Handicap accessible

Prizes awarded for contestants.

June 9, 2018
9:00 am - 11:30  am

Villages of Bennington's Junior Fishing Rodeo

Host Organizations:
Villages of Bennington, TWRA

Contact:
Abdullah Hasan: 901-859-2917
email: ahasan25@bellsouth.net

Villages of Bennington's Main Park and Lake
Overview Ridge and Clearwater Cove
Memphis, TN
Shelby County

Participants: 300

Ages: 5-15 years

Event to be held in the small lake at the south end of Lake Bennington.

No more than 2 poles, rods or reels per participant.

Bring your own bait and tackle.

Food and prizes will be provided.

June 9, 2018
9:00 am - 11:30 am

Jackson-Madison County Youth Fishing Rodeo

Host Organizations:
City of Jackson Recreation & Parks, Madison County Parks & Rec, TWRA

Contact:
Sandy MacDiarmid: 731-425-8316

Muse Park Pond
1380 N. Parkway
Jackson, TN
Madison County

Participants: 175

Ages: 5-14 years

4 new bikes, fishing grear and outdoor related prizes given in each age group.

Trophy awards for fishing competition winners.

Free hotdogs, chips, drinks, snow cones and goody bags for everyone. 

June 9, 2018
7:00 am - 10:00 am 

Stewart County Public Library Fishing Rodeo

Host Organizations:
Cross Creeks NWR, Friends of the Refuge, TWRA

Contact:
Tami Morgan 931-232-3127

Cross Creeks National Wildlife Refuge
643 Wildlife Road
Dover, TN
Stewart County

Participants: 50

Ages: 4-12

 
June 9, 2018
Daylight - TBA

Haywood County Fishing Event

Host Organizations:
USFW, TWRA

Contact:
Ed Gover: 615-330-5213
email: edward.gover@tn.gov

Lake on Hatchie Refuge
Youth Pond
6772 Hwy 76 S.
Stanton TN, 38069
Haywood County

Participants: 60

Ages: 0-12 years

I-40 Exit 52, go around construction signs, youth pond will be on the left

Prizes will be given.

June 9, 2018
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

West TN NWTF Jakes Fishing Rodeo

Host Organizations:
West TN Chapter of NWTF, Jetter Drywall, TWRA

Contact:
David Johnson: 731-695-2109
email: et9ddjohnson@gmail.com

Lake Graham
Cotton Grove Road Boat Ramp
Jackson, TN
Madison County
 

Participants: 50

Ages: 1-17

Open to all NWTF Jakes members, sign up the day of the event for $10.00 per child.  

Lunch provided.

Trophies in each age group.

Prizes for all kids fishing.

June 9, 2018
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Braden United Methodist Fishing Rodeo

Host Organizations:
Branden United Methodist Church

Contact:
David Wiseman: 901-451-3961

Lake at Braden United Methodist Church
230 Hwy 59
Mason, TN
Fayette County

Participants: 30-40

Ages: 0-16 years

Ample Parking

Awards given by Age Group

June 9, 2018
7:00 am - 11:00 am

Herb Parsons Lake Youth Fishing Rodeo

Host Organizations:
Magdovitz Foundation, Choate's HVAC, Anderson Bait Company, Wolf River Bowhunters, Lost Tribe Archery, TWRA

Contact:
Herb Parsons Bait Shop: 901-860-3880

Herb Parsons Lake
100 Herb Parsons Way
Collierville, TN
Fayette County

Participants: 80

Ages: 0-15 years

 
June 9, 2018
7:00 am - 11:00 am

Whiteville Lake Fishing Rodeo

Host Organizations:
Whiteville Lake Committee, TWRA

Contact:
Charles Morrow: 731-257-8331

Whiteville Lake
550 Whiteville Lake Lane
Whiteville, TN
Hardeman County

Participants: 50

Ages: 0-15 years

 
June 9, 2018
800 am - 11:00 am
 

Fort Pillow Fishing Rodeo

Host Organizations:
Fort Pillow State Historic Park, Friends of Fort Pillow, TWRA

Contact:
Tyson Weller: 731-738-5581
email: tyson.weller@tn.gov

Sullivan's Pond / Park Lake
3122 Park Road
Henning, TN
Lauderdale County

Participants: 35

Ages 3-12 years

Parking is at the boat ramp.

All participants will get a prize.

Lunch will be provided.

https://tnstateparks.com/parks/about/fort-pillow

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.

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

Ed Carson Memorial Free Fishing Day

Host Organizations:
TN Fire & Codes Academy, Southern Longbeards Optimist Club,
Shelbyville Parks and Recreation, TWRA

Contact:
David Trott: 931-619-8769
Larry Thurston: 615-342-9304

2161 Unionville Deason Rd
Bellbuckle, TN
Bedford County

Participants: 400

Ages: 4-15 years

NO adults may fish
June 9, 2018
5:30 am - 9:00 am

Bobby Brewer Youth Fishing Derby

Host Organizations:
Lawrenceburg Park Department, TWRA

Contact:
Pam Kemp: 931-762-4231

Park Pond
500 Weakley Creek Road
Lawrenceburg, TN
Lawrence County

Participants: 40

Ages: 5-12 years

Prizes will be given
June 9, 2018
6:30 am - 10:00 am

Springfield Kids Fishing Rodeo / Travis Price Park

Host Organizations:
City of Springfield Parks and Rec, TWRA

Contact:
Kaleb Stratton:  615-522-8149
email: kaleb.stratton@tn.gov

Travis Price Park Pond - City of Springfield
4155 Wilkes Rd
Springfield, TN
Robertson County

Participants: 100

Ages: 2 -  14 years

Parking available at pond. We will meet at the first pavilion in the park by the pond.

Prizes will be given to biggest fish and most fish. 

Bring your own fishing gear. NO ARTIFICIAL LURES

 
June 9, 2018
7:00 am - 9:00 am

Giles County Fellowship of Christian Hunters Fish Day

Host Organizations:  Giles Count Fellowship of Christian Hunters, TWRA

Contact: David Robertson: 615-804-7326
email: David.H.Robertson@tn.gov

Apostolic Fellowship Church Pond
181 Old Hwy 64
Frankewig TN
Giles County
 

Participants: 45

Ages: 0-13 years

Breakfast will be served.

Door Prizes for kids 13 and under.

 
June 9, 2018
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Cannon County Fishing Rodeo

Host Organizations:
American Legion Post 279, TWRA

Contact:
Mark Vance: 615-203-468
email: mark.vance@tn.gov

 

East Fork Stones River,
Dillon Park
Woodbury, TN
Cannon County

Participants:  120

Ages: 2 - 12 years

City park along river bank with gravel parking at walking track marked off and managed by Legionnaires 
.
 
June 9, 2018
7:00 am - 9:00 am

City of Clarksville Parks and Recreation Youth Fishing Day

Host Organizations:
TWRA, Clarksville Parks and Recreation, Walmart, Bowles Bait

Contact:
Nathanel Thompson
email: Nathanael.thompson@tn.gov

Liberty Park Fish Pond
1188 Cumberland Drive
Clarksville, TN
Montgomery County

Participants: 300

Ages: 0-16 years

Hot dogs and drinks will be provided.  

Participants can pick up a form to pre-register at Walmart, 2-3 weeks prior to the event.

 
June 9, 2018
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Hickman County Youth Fishing Rodeo

Host Organizations:
Sundrop, Beaverdam Camp, TWRA

Contact:
Evan Gaskin: 615-571-0327
email: Evan.Gaskin@tn.gov
 

Lake at Beaverdam Camp
2957 E. Beaverdam Road
Centerville, TN
Hickman County

Participants: 40

Ages: 1-16 years 

   
June 9, 2018
7:00 am - 10: 00 am

Rutherford County Youth Fishing Rodeo

Host Organizations: 
TWOA, Murfreesboro Outdoors, Walmart, TWRA

Contact:
Matt Brian: 615-3945509
email: matt.brian@tn.gov

Percy Priest WMA
381 Old Jones Mill Road
La Vergne, TN
Rutherford County

Participants: 100

Ages: 0-16 years

Gates will open at 7:00 am

Bring your own fishing gear.

Drinks and snacks will be provided. 

Prizes will be given away at 10:00 am

 
June 9, 2018
7:00 am - 12:00  pm

Marshall County Kids Fishing Rodeo

Host Organizations:
Fox Insurance, TWRA

Contact:
Tommy Wannyn: 931-801-6761
email: tommy.wannyn@tn.gov

New Lake
Lewisburg TN
Marshall County

Participants: 250

Ages: 4-15 years

Lake stocked with bass, crappie, bluegill and catfish.

Lunch and drinks will be provided

Worms will be available

 

June 9, 2018

7:00 am - 12:00 pm

Evergreen Lake - Veteran's Memorial Park

Host Organizations:
Bowie Nature Park, Publix, Dicks Sporting Goods, TWRA

Contact:
John Parks: 615-253-2165
email: john.h.parks@tn.gov

Evergreen Lake
Veteran's Memorial Park
Fairview, TN
Williamson County

Participants: 250

Ages: 0-15 years

Lake will be stocked with catfish

Lunch and drinks will be provided

Prize drawings to include fishing poles, gear and tackle

 
June 9, 2018
6:00 am - 11:00 pm

Kingston Springs Fishing Rodeo

Host Organizations:
City of Kingston Springs, TWRA

Contact:
Brandy 615-952-2110
email: brad.bagwell@tn.gov

Kingston Springs Park
LL Burns Lake
Kingston Springs, TN
Cheatham County

Participants: 120

Ages: 5 - 15 years

Prizes will be awarded.  
June 9, 2018
5:00 am - 11:00 am

Laurel Hill Lake Family Fishing Day

Host Organizations:
Probation Services of TN, Lifetime Products, Cabinets to Go, Walmart, Sundrop, Charle Brewer's Slider Company, TWRA

Contact:
Laurell Hill Concessions: 931-762-7200
 

Laurel Hill Lake
39 Peter Cove Road
Lawrenceburg, TN
Lawrence County

Participants: 500

Ages 1-16 years

First 500 kids receive a free rod and reel combo

Slider Packets will be given away.

A drawing for lifetime Kayaks will be held at 10:00 am.

Soft drinks and water will be provided.

 
June 9, 2018
7:00 am - 12:00 pm

Morris Ferry Family Fishing Day

Host Organizations:
Gilliams Marine, Tims Ford Bass Club, TWRF, TWRA

Contact:
Jesse Taylor: 615-931-9003
email: jesse.taylor@tn.gov

Woods Reservoir
Morris Ferry Access Point
Monroe Floyd Road
Estill Springs, TN
Franklin County

Participants: 600

Ages: 0 -16 years

Free Parking.

Food and Drinks will be available.

Door prizes given out.

Loaner rod and reels available.

 
June 9, 2018
6:00 am - 10:00 am

Dickson County Fishing Rodeo

Host Organizations:
City of Dickson Parks and Recreation, TWRA

Contact:
City of Dickson Park Staff: 615-446-1721

Buckner Park
213 Bruce Drive
Dickson, TN
Dickson County

 

Participants: 400

Ages: 0-16 years

Food and drinks will be provided.

Catachable size catfish are stocked.

Prizes will be awarded.

 
June 9, 2018
8:00 am - 12:00 noon

16th Annual Kids Fishing Day

Host Organizations:
Wal-Mart, Fayetteville Parks & rec, Elk's Lode#1742, TWRA

Contact:
Leith Konyndyk: 615-339-3694
email: leith.konydyk@tn.gov

Stonebridge Park Pond
806 Shawnee Avenue
Fayetteville, TN 37334
Lincoln County

Participants: 500

Ages: 3-12 years

Parking available.

Free hotdogs will be provided.

Some poles and tackle available for use.

Bait available as long as it last.

 
June 9, 2018
7:00 am - 12:00 pm

20th Annual George Gregory Kids Fishin Rodeo

Host Organizations;
Columbia Noon Rotary, Sundrop, Walmart, TWOA, AFS, TWRA

Contact:
931-583-2477

Whippoorwill Lake at Williamsport Lakes
Highway 50
Columbia, TN
Maury County

Participants: 300

Ages: 

Lots of prizes to be given out 

Lunch and drinks provided

On Highway 50, 10 miles northwest of Columbia.

 
June 9, 2018
7:00 am - 11:00 am

Hendersonville Fishing Rodeo

Host Organizations:
City of Hendersonville, TWRA

Contact:
Chick Crandell: 615-430-3079

Old Hickory Lake / Drakes Creek
151 E. Main Street
Hendersonville, TN 37375
Sumner County

Participants: 250

Ages: 0-14 years

   
June 9, 2018
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Westmoreland City Lake

Host Organizations:
Trammel Lodge, Don Scruggs, TWRA

Contact:
Moe Taylor: 615-388-9255
email: moet@nctc.com

Westmoreland City Lake
1201 Lake Road
Westmoreland, TN
Sumner County

Participants: 150

Ages: 3-17 years

Stocked Catfish.

Prizes, drinks and bait will be available.

 
           
Event Date Event Name Location Event Details Notes
June 9, 2018
7:30am- 12:00pm

Annual Kids Fishing Derby,  Cane Creek Park

Host Organizations:
Tennessee Tech Student Fisheries Association,
Cookeville Leisure Services & TWRA

Contact:
615-890-6125
Savannah Fernholz or Jordan Holtswarth

201 CC Camp Road
Cookeville, TN
Putnam County

Participants: 150

Ages: 3-15 years

Pizza will be served at 10:30am
Raffel will be held at 11:00am

Facebook Group Page

June 9, 2018
8:30 am - 11:00 pm

Rain Date:
June 23, 2018

Lakesite Fishing Rodeo

Host Organizations:
City of Lakesite, TWRA

Contact:
Dan Maxwell: 423-394-9774
email: DMaxwell@lakesitetn.gov

9300 Thrasher Trail
Lakesite TN
Hamilton County

Participants: 150

Ages 1-15

3 age groups

Casting Contest & Overall Winner

Overall Winner gets a new Kayak

Free parking along the streets

June 9, 2018
7:00 am - 12:00 pm

Pea Ridge Kids Fishing Rodeo

Host Organizations:
TWRA

Contact:
Tony Cross: 931-287-8427
email: tony.cross@tn.gov

Pea Ridge WMA pond
Pea Ridge WMA
Liberty TN
Dekalb County

Participants: 100

Ages: 0-16 years

Prizes, drinks and bait will be furnished for all participants
June 9, 2018
7:00 am - 12:00 pm

Fall Creek Falls Fishing Derby

Host Organizations:
Fall Creek Falls State Park, TWRA

Contact:
Kyle Walling: 931-287-8159
email: Kyle.Walling@tn.gov

Fall Creek Falls Park Lake
2009 Village Camp Road
Spencer, TN
Van Buren County

Participants: 400

Ages: 0 -16 years

Registration begins at 7:00 am at the softball fields

Door prizes given at  registration

Large Prizes will be given at the softball field at 12:00 noon

June 9, 2018
7:00 am - 11:00 am

Cops and Kids Fishing Rodeo

Host Organizations:
Madisonville Police Department, Sloan's of Monroe, TWRA

Contact:
Joe Pike: 423-693-6644

Kefauver Lake
Kefauver Park
Hwy 411 South
Madisonville, TN
Monroe County

Participants: 400

Ages: 1-15 years

Register at pavilion prior to fishing

Bring your own gear. Worms will be provided.

Hotdogs and soft drinks are provided for lunch

Drawing at 11:00 for prizes.

June 9, 2018
6:00 am - 9:00 am

Tellico Kids Fishing Day

Host Organizations:
US Forest Service, TWRA

Contact:
Jonathan Ellis: 423-253-2661
email: Jon.Ellis@tn.gov

Tellico River
3193 Tellico River Road
Tellico Plains, TN
Monore County

Participants: 100+

Ages: 0-12 years

Event is held at the Tellico Hatchery.

Prizes will be awarded to participants.

June 9, 2018
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Overton County Free Fishing Day

Host Organizations:
NWTF, TWRA

Contact:
Andy Barlow: 931-823-3479
email: andy.barlow@tn.gov

Dillon Pond
120 Melvin Johnson Drive
Livingston, TN 38570
Overton County

Participants: 100

Ages: 0-16 years

 
June 9, 2018
7:00 am - 12:00 pm

Town of Kimball Kids Fishing Rodeo

Host Organizations:
Town of Kimball, Kimball Walmart, TWRA

Contact:
Marty Griffith: 615-332-5296
email: marty.griffith@tn.gov

Kimball Town Park
Industrial Blvd.
Kimball, TN
Marion County

Participants: 100

Ages: 1-16 years

Bring your own fishing gear.
June 9, 2018
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Chuck Copeland Memorial Kids Fishing Rodeo

Host Organizations:
Town of Spring City, Watts Bar Lake Association, TWRA

Contact:
Brandon Ragland or Perry Massengill: 423-476-1404
email: brandon.ragland@tn.gov or perry.massengill@tn.gov

Watts Bar Reservoir
Spring City Veterans Park
Park Street
Spring City, TN 37381
Rhea County

Participants: 500

Ages: 0-12 years

A limited supploy of loner rod and reels will be available.

Bait, food and drinks will be provided for a limited time.

Random drawings for prizes during and after event.

Park opens at 6:00 am, registration starts at 7:00 am.

 

June 9, 2018
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Bridgestone/Firestone WMA

Host Organizations:
Bridgestone/Firestone, TWRA

Contact:
James Douglas: 931-935-3280

1st pond by office
6641 Eastland Road
Sparta, TN
White County

Participants: 70

Ages: 2-16 years

Park by office.
June 9, 2018
7:00 am - 11:00 pm

Grundy Lakes Fishing Rodeo

Host Organizations:
Myers Hill congregational Methodist Church, South Cumberland State Park, TWRA

Contact:
Brandon Selvog: 615-342-9305
email: brandon.w.selvog@tn.gov

Grundy Lakes State Park
587 Lakes Road
Tracy City, TN
Grundy County

Participants: 150

Ages: 0-16 years

All participants register at the beach parking area upon arrival.

Food and prizes given away at 10:00 am, must be present to win.

June 9, 2018
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

21st Annual Dale Hollow Fish

Host Organizations:
Dale Hollow National Fish Hatchery, US Army COE,
Many local Businesses and other wonderful residents, TWRA

Contact:
Dale Hollow Fish Hatchery: 931-243-2443

Discharge Creek below hatchery
145 Fish Hatchery Road
Celina, TN
Clay County

Participants: 250

Ages: 0-15 years

Free drinks, bait, and lonner rods will be provided.

Parking/Restrooms available.

June 9, 2018
6:30 am - 12:00 pm

18th Annual Meadow Park Lake Kid's Fishing Derby

Host Organizations:
Brian Blose, Cash Express, City of Crossville,
First National Bank of Tennessee, Flowers Bakery,
Lake Tansi Volunteer Fire Dept., MPL Anglers,
Outdoor Connection,  Tommy's Lot Maintenance,
Volunteer Hearth & Home, Stan Lewis Donation
in Memory of Brother Steve Lewis, TWRA

Contact:
Marlene Potter: 931-788-2034
email: lakeinfo@crossvilletn.gov

Meadow Park Lake
1437 City Lake Road
Crossville, TN
Cumberland County

Participants: 

Ages: 5-15 years

Participants must bring a Parent or Guardian

Fishing pole, tackle, some bait, etc will be provided.

Event Date Event Name Location Event Details Notes
May 5, 2018
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Dillard Place Kids Fishing Event

Host Organizations:
US Forest Service, Trout Unlimited, USFWS, TWRA

Contact: Marcia Carter: 423-638-4100
email: mscarter@fs.fed.us

Dillard Ponds
2721 Viking Mountain Road
Greeneville, TN
Greene County

Participants: 250

Ages: 0-12 years

Prizes will be awarded.

Food will be available for purchase.

May 10, 2018
4:00 pm - Dark

John Adams Fishing Event

Host Organizations:
Kingsport City Schools, John Adams PTA, TWRA

Contact:
Captain Tim Sain: 423-587-7037

2727 Edinburgh Channel Road
Kingsport, TN
Sullivan County

Participants: 50+

Ages: 5-12 years

Done in conjunction with John Adams Science and Environment
night.
May 12, 2018
9:20 am - 11:00 am

34th Annual Bob Watt Youth Fishing Rodeo

Host Organizations:
Town of Farragut-Parks and Leisure Services Dept., TWRA

Contact:
Lauren Cox: 865-966-7057
email: parksandrecinfo@townoffarragut.org

Town of Farragut-Anchor Park Pond
11730 Turkey Creek Road
Faragut, TN 37934
Knox County

Participants:  175

Ages: 0-12 years

Prizes, snacks and tackle will be available.

www.townoffarragut.org

May 19, 2018
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Rock Creek Kids Fishing Event

Host Organizations:
US Forest Service, Trout Unlimited, USFWS, TWRA

Contact: Marcia Carter: 423-638-4100

email: mscarter@fs.fed.us

Rock Creek
1590 TN-395
Erwin, TN
Unicoi County

Participants: 100

Ages: 0-12 years

Prizes will be awarded
June 9, 2018
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
 

Jefferson County Kids Fishing Day

Contact:
Wayne Rich
865-300-5942
email: wayne.rich@tn.gov

Well Springs Road, Dandridge TN
Jefferson County

Participants: 75

Ages: 0-16 years

Prizes & snacks provided.
Bring your own fishing gear.
June 9, 2018
8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Duck Pond Fishing Derby for Kids

Host Organizations:
Maryville/Alcoa Blount County Parks and Recreation

Contact:
Kelly Forster: 865-983-9244
email: kforster@parkrec.com

Alcoa Duck Pond
Springbrook Road
Alcoa, TN
Blount County

Participants: 250

Ages: 3 - 15 years

Goodie bags, food, games, and play area for participants after fishing.

Pre-registration fee of $7.00

June 9, 2018
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Hardin Park Kids Fishing Event

Host Organizations:
Greeneville Parks and Recreation Department, TWRA

Contact:
Tim Bowman: 423-552-0310

Hardin Park Pond
City of Greeneville
602 Crescent Drive
Greeneville, TN
Greene County

Participants: 100

Ages: 0-12 years

Prizes will be given.
June 9, 2018
8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Kid's Catfish Tournament

Host Organizations:
Carter County Workforce Development, TWRA

Contact:
Kim Eggers: 423-542-3649

Carter County Workforce Development Complex Pond
386 Highway 91
Judge Don Lewis Blvd
Elizabethton, TN
Carter County

Participants: 225

Ages: 0-12 years

Door prizes, prizes for most fish caught and biggest fish in 3 age groups.
June 9, 2018
8:30 am - 11:30 am

Cherokee Rod and Gun Club Catfish Derby

Host Organizations:
Cherokee Rod and Gun Club, Walmart, Mahoney's, Dicks Sporting Goods, Bass Pro, Cabelas, TWRA

Contact:
Carl Lane: 423-215-0477
email: kevbro205@charter.net

Private pond
4280 Reservoir Road
Kingsport TN
Sullivan County

Participants: 75

Ages 4-12 years

www.cherokeerodandgunclub.com 
June 9, 2018
7:30 am - 1:00 pm

Free Fishing Day - Mountain CIty

Host Organizations:
TNT Outdoors, Watson's Marine, TWRA

Contact:
Greg Tester: 423-483-3372
email: greg.tester@tn.gov

Ralph Stout Park Pond
210 South Church Street
Mountain City, TN
Johnson County

Participatnts: 150

Ages: 0-15 years

 
June 9, 2018
8:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Vaitor Davis Memorial Fishing Rodeo

Host Organizations:
TWRA

Contact:
Brenden Marlow: 615-571-4792
email: brenden.marlow@tn.gov

Indian mountain State Park Pond
143 State Park Circle
Jellico, TN
Campbell County

Participants: 50

Ages:  0 - 16 years

Lunch will be provided.
June 9, 2018
8:30 am - 1:30 pm

Anderson County Kids Fishing Day

Host Organizations:
TWRA

Contact:
Jason Lankford: 865-386-1650
email: jason.lankford@tn.gov

Eagle Bend Hatchery
1207 Charles Seviers Blvd.
Clinton, TN
Anderson County

Participants: 100

Ages: 3 - 15 years

Prizes will be awarded.
June 9, 2018
9:00 am - 12:00 p

Free Fishing Day at the Park

Host Organizations:
Rogersville Parks and Recreation, TWRA

Contact:
Brice Lackey: 423-272-2545
email: office@rogersvilleparksandrec.com

City Park Pond
331 Park Blvd.
Rogersville, TN
Hawkins County

Participants: 100

Ages 0-14 years of age

Some tackle will be available.
June 9, 2018
*:00 am -12:00 pm

The Cove at Concord Park Free Fishing Day

Host Organizations:
Knoxville Parks and Recreation Department, TWRA

Contact:
Clint Smith: 865-300-7356

Pond at Concord
11808 South North Shore Drive
Knoxville, TN
Knox County

Participants: 200

Ages: No age limit

Prizes and snacks will be available.
June 10, 2018
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Cedar Point Church Fishing Derby

Host Organizations:
Cedar Point Church, TWRA

Contact:
Donna Wilburn: 865-984-8896

Cedar Point Church Pond
1225 William Blount Drive
Maryville, TN
Blount Count

Participants: 50

Ages: 0 - 13 years

Prizes will be awarded.
June 16, 2018
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Lake View Dock Kids Fishing Day

Host Organizations:
Laek View Dock, LLC, TWRA

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

South Holston Reserviour
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 Partick Henry Reservoir
Warriors Path State Park, Duck Island
Kingsport, TN
Sullivan County

 

Participants: 150+

Ages: 4-16 years

Sheriff's Auxillary 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

First Fish Award Example Image

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.