TOP PHOTO: There will be a local children’s event at Cove Lake State Park on Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m.
CARYVILLE, TN (SPECIAL TO WLAF) – Tennessee’s 2021 Free Fishing Day is set for Saturday, June 12, when anyone may fish free without a license in Tennessee’s public waters. Academy Sports + Outdoors has generously sponsored this year’s events statewide with fishing gear and giveaways.
The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency provides the annual free day in hopes of increasing interest in fishing. In addition, children ages 15 and younger may fish without a license beginning on Free Fishing Day through the following Friday (June 18).
There will be a local children’s event at Cove Lake State Park on Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m.
Ranger Cross will be at the Boat Dock during this time to assist children with basic fishing instructions. The park will have some fishing poles available for use but you are welcome to bring your own.
This is a free program and registration is not required. Please meet at the Boat Dock at Cove Lake at 10 a.m. if you would like to fish with Ranger Cross.
Free Fishing Day and Week apply to Tennessee’s public waters, TWRA owned and operated lakes and state park facilities. Some privately owned pay lakes and ponds continue to charge during this special day and week. Anglers will need to consult with those operators if there are any questions about a facility. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 06/11/2021-6AM)