Department of the Interior/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Dale Hollow National Fish Hatchery
145 Fish Hatchery Road/Celina, TN 38551
Telephone 931-243-2443/FAX 931-243-3962

February 2, 2018

CONTACT: Andrew Currie, 931-243-2443


Event to be held on June 9, is Part of the National Fishing and Boating Week Celebration

In celebration of National Fishing and Boating Week, a Kids' Fishing Rodeo will be held on Saturday, June 9, 2018, from 8:00AM to 12:00 Noon at Dale Hollow National Fish Hatchery. This annual free event is open to youth under the age of 15. If you would like to volunteer, call Andrew Currie, 931-243-2443.

The US Fish and Wildlife Service in cooperation with The Friends of Dale Hollow National Fish Hatchery, US Army Corps of Engineers, Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency (TWRA), and citizens of Clay County will hold one of more that 2,500 events nationwide in celebration of National Fishing and Boating Week, June 2-10, More than 500,000 people are expected to participate in these events, which are aimed at encouraging Americans to fish and to learn about natural resource stewardship.

Rainbow trout will be released into the creek below the fish hatchery on Saturday morning. Participants will receive educational packages. Those that register will be eligible to receive prizes.

The Obey River, below Dale Hollow Dam, will also be stocked on Saturday morning so that adults and children over the age of 15, and younger children not wishing to participate in the Fishing Rodeo also have an opportunity to fish during Free Fishing Day.

National Fishing and Boating Week is a program administered by the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation and the National Fishing and Boating Week Steering Committee.

As part of National Fishing and Boating Week, several states have adopted free fishing days, when fishing license requirements are waived to encourage fishing participation. TWRA will offer a free fishing day on June 9, 2018. For more information on other Free Fishing Days, call TWRA at 615-781-6538.

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