Children's Fishing Rodeo

2019 Children's Fishing Rodeo June 8

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Do your children like to fish? The City of Bartlett is once again hosting the Children’s Fishing Rodeo for ages 12 and under at Appling Lake in the Bobby K. Flaherty Municipal Center located at Hwy 70 & Appling Road in Bartlett. This is a great way to kick-off the summer with your children. There will be prizes awarded in three age categories; 6 and under, 7-9 and 10-12 with one overall Grand Prize Winner. So bring your fishing pole and get ready to catch a lot of fish! This is a FREE event but you must register before fishing. Starting May 24, you can pre-register at Gator Brown’s Bait & Tackle located at 6816 Hwy 70 in Bartlett, (336-9699) or at the event the day of the rodeo. 

  • For more information on this fun event send us an email.
  • This is a CATFISH Rodeo. (the lake will be stocked with catfish prior to the rodeo)
Appling Lake will be closed from Friday, May 31 until after the completion of the rodeo on June 8. NO FISHING is allowed at Appling Lake during this time! The lake will open to the public after the fishing rodeo. 

Children's 2018 Fishing Rodeo Winners

Overall Winners

Heaviest String of Fish:     

  • Ben Hale - Weight: 38.95 lbs - age group 10-12
Biggest Fish:    
  • Liala Richmond - Weight: 5.55 lbs - age group 10-12 
Age Group 6 and Under

Heaviest String of Fish:  Robert Smith - Weight: 24.95 lbs     

Biggest (heaviest) Fish:  Stella Reed - Weight: 5.07 lbs  
Most Fish Caught:  Sallie Smith & Derrick Evans - 12 fish caught 

Age Group 7-9

Heaviest String of Fish:   Marley Simons    Weight: 15.15 lbs        

Biggest (heaviest) Fish:   Anothy Malone, Jr.  Weight: 5.20 lbs       

Most Fish Caught: Matthew Stokes   10 fish caught            

Age Group  10-12

Heaviest String of Fish:   Grander Duckwork  Weight: 27.68 lbs          

Biggest (heaviest) Fish:  Logan Washburn   Weight: 4.45           
Weight:  4.6 lbs

Most fish Caught:  Holden Todd    19 fish caught        

* Overall winners cannot win in their age group, only one prize per child* 

A Special Thank You to Our Sponsors

  • Gator Brown Bait & Tackle
  • TN Wildlife Resource