Children's Fishing Rodeo Is This Saturday

Thursday, 7 June 2018

The Annual Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency (TWRA) Children's Fishing Rodeo, is scheduled for this Saturday June 9 at Dillon Park. The Stones River will be stocked with several hundred catfish, and each child who participates will receive a very special tackle box. The Hilton Stone American Legion Post 279, working with TWRA’s Mark Vance, sets up the check-in station and gives out the tackle boxes. 
Those fishing need to bring their own gear and bait. Gates open at 7:00 a.m., and fishing begins at 8. The legionnaires prepare hot dogs, buns, drinks and chips.  Ice and cold bottled water will also be on hand for children. No fishing will be allowed from the Dillon Park side or the other side of the river until Saturday morning, to make sure the fish are there for the children. TWRA game wardens, Legionnaires and Woodbury Police are patrolling the area until then.