Dozens of kids enjoy Free Fishing Day at Clinch River in Norris

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Dozens of kids went fishing Saturday morning at the Clinch River in Norris as part of Free Fishing Day. 

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 the sport and to celebrate fishing as a wholesome, healthy recreational option.

Children ages 15 and younger may fish without a license beginning on Free Fishing Day through the following June 15.

Dick Geiger is with the Clinch River Chapter of Trout Unlimited he says the group has been holding this event for 16 years. 

“We put it on just to get the kids outside,” said Geiger. “Get them experienced in the water and just have a lot of fun. We feed them, we have fly tying, we get them in the boats, they wade with waders on, but it’s a day just for the kids.”

Kid’s also enjoyed fly fishing.

“I really enjoy fishing because it’s really fun to catch the fish and see their reaction,” said 9-year-old Dorothy Compton.”

For more information, visit the TWRA’s website

Fore more information Clinch River Chapter of Trout Unlimited, visit their website

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