|June 6, 2014 -
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 and the Mast General Store, on Saturday, June 14, in Victor Ashe Park.
The event will run from 4 to 7 p.m. at the park, 4901 Bradshaw Road.
"This has become a family tradition kind of event," said Joe Walsh, Director of Knoxville Parks and Recreation. "We're appreciative of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and Mast General Store for making this event possible."
The two-acre lake at Victor Ashe Park is stocked with channel catfish ranging from 2 to 8 pounds that were donated by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, in addition to the existing largemouth bass and bluegill.
The Mast General Store is partnering with the City of Knoxville by donating prizes to be given away, including a grand prize for the top three largest fish caught by a father/child team. There's also a prize for the first person to catch the albino catfish!
Participants should bring their own bait, tackle, fishing poles and blankets. Fried Green Tomatoes will be on site selling their signature company-titled dish in addition to fried catfish and more.
Fishing licenses are required on site for everyone over the age of 13 who will be fishing. There is a take-home limit of two fish for this event.
No pre-registration is necessary. However, participants can register for door prizes on the day of the event.
For more information, please visit http://www.cityofknoxville.org/recreation/fathersday/fathersdayfishing.asp or call 311.