June 15, 2009 - Dads, kids, and the whole family will be able to catch a bonding experience at the Father’s Day Fishing Event, presented by City of Knoxville Parks and Recreation Department on Sunday, June 21, 2009, in Victor Ashe Park.
The free event will run from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. and the park is located at 4901 Bradshaw Rd.
Last year’s event included had over 200 children and parents.
“There is always a great turnout for this event because it is good, free, family fun,” said Joe Walsh, Director of Parks and Recreation. “Events like this—bringing families and communities together—are what parks and recreation is all about.”
The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is donating over 200 fish for the occasion. This includes channel catfish ranging from 2-8 pounds, large mouth bass, and bluegill. An albino catfish has also been placed in the pond and a prize will be given to the first person to catch it.
The Mast General Store is partnering with the City’s Parks and Recreation Department for the event and is donating prizes to be given away, including a grand prize for the largest fish caught by a father/child team. WIVK-FM is also sponsoring the Father’s Day Fishing Event.
Participants should bring their own bait, tackle, fishing poles, and blankets. Refreshments, including fish sandwiches, fried green tomatoes, and ice cream, will be available for purchase at the event.
Fishing licenses are required on site for all people fishing over the age of 13.
No pre-registration is necessary for the event; however participants can register for door prizes on the day of the event.
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