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    Big South Fork

    National River & Recreation Area KY,TN

Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area Observes Tennessee and Kentucky Free Fishing Days

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News Release Date: June 3, 2014
Contact: Dave Carney, 423-569-9778

The Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area will be observing Tennessee's free fishing day Saturday, June 7.  Saturday, June 7, is Free Fishing Day in Tennessee and anyone (resident or non-resident) of any age may fish free without a license in Tennessee's public waters!  In addition, those 15 years old or younger, may fish free the entire week, beginning on Free Fishing Day, June 7, and running through the following Friday, June 13!  This day and week are annual events in Tennessee and are great opportunities to introduce children to the joys and excitement of a day on the water catching fish!  Not only is fishing a great family activity, it helps make us more aware of our natural environment.

Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area will also be observing free fishing weekend June 7 and 8 in Kentucky.  During this weekend in Kentucky, anyone (resident or non-resident) of any age may fish free without a license in Kentucky's public waters.

For directions or additional information, please call the Bandy Creek Visitor Center at (423) 286-7275.

Did You Know?

Devils Jump Rapid is just below the site of the proposed dam.

In the 1960's Congress requested the Army Corps of Engineers to study the feasibility of damming the Big South Fork of the Cumberland River just above the Devils Jump Rapid to create another reservoir. Had that happened Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area would never have existed.