Knox County and the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency (TWRA) will sponsor Free Fishing Day from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 12 at The Cove at Concord Park (11808 S. Northshore Drive).
This event is geared toward families and children and allows those who participate to fish without a license for the day.
In the past, TWRA has provided rods, tackle, bait, and gifts, but this year participants will need to bring their own equipment as the event will be more scaled back in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, state officials said.
TWRA’s Fisheries Division does still plan to stock the small pond (to the right of The Cove entrance) with catfish. There are also some bluegill and bass in the water.
State officials noted that the day allows anyone, but especially children, the opportunity to try this great outdoor sport and to celebrate fishing as a wholesome and healthy recreation option.
Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs agreed.
“It’s a great event for the whole family and gives everyone the opportunity to have fun and spend some time together outside,” the Mayor said. For more information, call 865-215-6600.