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No Fishing License Required – Free Fishing Day in Tennessee Coming Up

No Fishing License Required – Free Fishing Day in Tennessee Coming Up

A bad day of fishing is better than a good day at the office, so cast your line and try your luck on Free Fishing Day in Tennessee.

Tennessee’s annual Free Fishing Day is Saturday, June 6, 2015 when anyone may fish free without a license in the state’s public waters.

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency provides the free day in hopes of increasing interest in fishing. The day allows anyone the opportunity to try this great outdoor sport, especially children. In addition, children ages 15 and younger may fish without a license beginning on Free Fishing Day through the following Friday (June 12).

This is an annual event in Tennessee and a great opportunity to introduce children to the enjoyment and excitement of a day on the water catching fish. The TWRA is among several organizations planning special fishing events, primarily for youngsters, and annually stocks several thousand pounds of fish for various events.

Here is a list of Free Fishing Day events across Tennessee. Anglers and potential anglers should check the events list often since special events are frequently added.

Locally in Sevier County, the Gatlinburg Recreation Department is holding its annual Children’s Trout Rodeo.

Free Fishing Day and Week apply only to Tennessee’s public waters, TWRA owned and operated lakes, and state park facilities. Find a fishing spot here. Some privately owned pay lakes continue to charge during this special day and week. Anglers may consult with lake operators if there are any questions about a particular facility.

About Candice Fitzgibbons

I am a Sevier County resident and active in my local community. I’ve spent more than 20 years as a graphic designer and copywriter, creating marketing materials to help small to medium sized businesses and non-profit organizations achieve their goals. I have a passion for equality, the environment and animal rights.


  1. every day should be free!