Gatlinburg’s Youth Trout Rodeo kicks off FREE Fishing Week in Tennessee for Kids on June 6

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A young angler enjoys her first catch during FREE Fishing Day in Tennessee on June 6.

Gatlinburg’s Youth Trout Rodeo kicks off FREE Fishing Week in Tennessee for Kids on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at Herbert Holt Park. Registration for the free tournament begins at 7:30 a.m. at the park’s picnic pavilion. Weigh-in will be at 10:30 a.m.

For the tournament, kids can fish anywhere within the Gatlinburg city limits. Only children 12 and under will be allowed to fish in Herbert Holt Park’s specially dedicated stream for kids. Lots of terrific prizes will be awarded for four different age categories by generous sponsors of the event. Every participant  will receive a special bag of goodies!

For more information and rules on the 23rd Annual Youth Trout Rodeo, contact Ryan Hintz at the Gatlinburg Trout Rearing Facility at 865-436-4558.

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA)  allows anyone of any age, resident or non-resident, to fish in Tennessee’s public waters for free without a license on Saturday, June 6, 2015. Youngsters ages 15 and under can continue to fish for free for the entire week until Friday, June 12, 2015. This is a great opportunity to unplug and introduce a young person to the enjoyment of our natural environment. The TWRA even offers a free First Fish Certificate to commemorate the special occasion at www.tnwildlife.org.

For an awesome, professionally guided fishing experience in the Great Smoky Mountains, contact our friends at HeySmokiesFishing.com.

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