Casting call: Fishing ahead

Sherri Gardner HowellFarragut

The late Bob Watt, who was born and raised in Farragut and served the town as an alderman, loved to hunt and fish. His legacy lives on each year when youth, ages 13 and under, are invited to the annual Bob Watt Youth Fishing Rodeo at Anchor Park.

This is the 33rd year for the event, which will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 13. Registration begins at 9 and the worms can hit the water at 9:30. The first 150 children to register for the free event will receive a free T-shirt. Prizes will be awarded in various categories.

The town will provide bait (any type may be used) and a limited number of fishing poles will be available for use during the event. Poles will be distributed on a first come, first served basis; participants are encouraged to bring their own poles.

The town of Farragut is still accepting community donations for the event, including youth and adult spincast (push button) rod and reel combos in good working condition, line, hooks, bobbers and sinkers. Farragut businesses are also encouraged to donate items to be used as prizes.

Anchor Park is located at 11730 Turkey Creek Road. The fishing rodeo will be held rain or shine; however, in the case of severe inclement weather, call 966-2420 for the status of the event. For more information, visit or contact Special Event & Program Coordinator Lauren Cox at or 966-7057.


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