Youth fishing rodeo ahead

Wendy SmithFarragut, Our Town Kids

Youth ages 12 and under are invited to the 37th annual Bob Watt Youth Fishing Rodeo on Saturday, May 15, at Anchor Park in Farragut for a morning of fishing and competing for prizes in various categories. The event will include two rounds of fishing from 8-9 a.m. and 10-11 a.m.

Participants will fish from designated spots along the shoreline. The town of Farragut 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. Winners will be contacted after their event and their prizes mailed to them.

Each session has a limit of 75 participants. Register children individually, for one session only, by Wednesday, May 12, here.

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 consider donating items to be used as prizes for participants.

The Bob Watt Youth Fishing Rodeo is free and open to the public. Special thanks to the Watt family, and to East Tennessee Scale Works for the use of scales and Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency for stocking the lake.

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, check Farragut Parks & Rec on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter for the status of the event. For more information, contact special event and program coordinator Brittany Spencer here or call 865-218-3378. 

Wendy Smith is the marketing and public relations coordinator for the town of Farragut.

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