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The Cove at Concord Park, Alcoa Duck Pond to host Free Fishing Day events on Saturday

Geared toward families and children, this allows those who are participating to fish without a license for the day.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Knox County and the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency will hold a Free Fishing Day on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

The event is taking place at The Cove at Concord Park on 11808 South Northshore Drive. 

In Blount County, the city of Alcoa is also hosting a fishing derby for kids on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Alcoa Duck Pond at 636 Vose Road. If the event is rained out, it will be held on June 13 from 1 to 4:30 p.m.

Space is limited -- so while the TWRA won't charge kids for fishing permits, the event itself costs $7 if you register online at this link ahead of time and $10 if you register on the day of the event.

Officials said that the day allows anyone, but especially children, the opportunity to try the outdoor sport and to celebrate fishing as a healthy hobby. 

TWRA has provided rods, tackles, and bait in the past, however, this year participants will need to bring their own equipment because of COVID-19.

TWRA's Fisheries Division does still plan to stock the smaller pond that is to the right of The Cove entrance with catfish. 

"It's a great event for the whole family and gives everyone the opportunity to have fun and spend some time together outside," Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs said about the event. 

For more information, call 865-215-6600.