Catfish Rodeo

13th Annual Catfish Rodeo

Saturday, June 6, 2015
Lake Sevier, Shelby Park
Presented by:
Cumberland River Compact
Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency

8:00 AM – 10:30 AM: Fishing Rodeo on Shelby Park’s Lake Sevier (Registration starts at 7:00 AM)

8:00 AM – 11:00 AM: Scavenger Hunt and Activity Booths

This FREE family festival is all about connecting our children to our local waters. The Cumberland River Compact and Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency partner each June to offer Middle Tennessee youth the opportunity to fish for free. No experience necessary! The day involves 1,700 pounds of catfish stocked in Lake Sevier, an exciting flight of fishing, educational booths and activities for children and parents. Our educational booths involve fishing, boating and water education activities that all ages can enjoy.

2015 Junior Fishing Rodeo Registration Form – Participants are encouraged to print out and fill in registration form prior to event. Please bring form to registration booth between 7:00 AM and 8:30 AM.

2015 Catfish Rodeo Rules, Schedule & Map

Catfish Rodeo Frequently Asked Questions:

  • The Rodeo is free and open to the first 600 registered juniors aged 5-16. A fishing license is not required.
  • There will be some loaner poles, but it is strongly recommended to bring your own fishing pole.
  • There will one flight for fishing. Fishing will begin in the morning at 8:00 AM and end at 10:30 AM.  Registration begins at 7:00 AM.
  • Parent/Guardian must accompany youth (under age 13) and stay near youth while fishing. Parents cannot fish for youth; only assist in baiting/casting/taking fish off hook.
Join us at the Catfish Rodeo as a volunteer! Sign up here.


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Nashville, TN 37213

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