Tennessee's Free Fishing Day Set for June 8

Tennessee's Free Fishing Day Set for June 8

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The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) has announced that the state's annual Free Fishing Day, named after retired Executive Director Bobby Wilson, will take place on Saturday, June 8, 2024. On this day, all state residents and visitors, regardless of age, can fish without a license in Tennessee's public waters.

Bobby Wilson, who retired last year after more than 40 years of service to the TWRA, served in the Fisheries Division for 35 years before being named TWRA Deputy Director in 2015 and Executive Director in 2020. The Free Fishing Day was named in his honor to recognize his significant contributions to the agency and his dedication to promoting outdoor recreation in Tennessee.

In addition to the Free Fishing Day, youth aged 15 or younger can enjoy fishing without a license for an entire week, from June 8 to June 14, 2024. This initiative aims to encourage young people to explore the outdoors and develop an interest in fishing.

To celebrate this event, TWRA will be organizing various activities across the state. Those interested in participating can find an event near them by visiting the Go Outdoors Tennessee website.

While the Free Fishing Day and the week-long youth fishing opportunity provide an excellent chance to try out the sport, TWRA encourages all fishing enthusiasts to renew their fishing licenses to continue enjoying the activity throughout the summer.

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