Tennesseans can fish for free on public waters this Saturday


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Tennesseans grab your fishing poles, 2021 Free Fishing Day is this weekend. The annual event allows anyone to fish for free without a license in any of the state’s public waters.

Special events will be held throughout the state Saturday, June 12, including in Knox County.  Concord Park will host an event beginning at 7 a.m.

If you are under the age of 15 and can’t make it out to the water on Saturday, you can still fish without a license through June 18. Free Fishing Day and Week apply to Tennessee’s public waters, TWRA owned and operated lakes and state park facilities. Some privately owned lakes and ponds will continue to charge during this special day and week.

For a list of the events, visit the TWRA website

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