Children's Fishing Rodeo

2023 Children’s Fishing Rodeo, Saturday, June 10, 6:00 - 8:30 AM 

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 Highway 70 & Appling Road in Bartlett. This is a great way to kick-off the summer with your children. There will be prizes awarded in four age categories this year; 5 and under, 6-7, 8-9, and 10 to 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 on June 1, you can pre-register at Gator Brown’s Bait & Tackle located at 6816 Highway 70 in Bartlett, (336-9699) or at the event the day of the rodeo.

  • For more information on this fun event send an email to Community Relations.
  • This is a CATFISH Rodeo. (the lake will be stocked with catfish prior to the rodeo)

Appling Lake will be closed from Tuesday, May 30, until after the completion of the rodeo on June 10. NO FISHING is allowed at Appling Lake during this time! The lake will open to the public after the fishing rodeo.

This is a rain or shine event. There is no rain date for the event. In the case of dangerous weather, the event will be canceled.

Fishing Rules and Prizes Awarded (PDF)

Children’s 2022 Fishing Rodeo Winners

Overall Winners

Heaviest String of Fish:

  • Matthew Walko - Weight: 41.34 pounds - age group 10 -12

Biggest Fish:

  • Matthew Walko - Weight: 6.53  pounds - age group 1- -12

Age Group 6 and Under

Heaviest String of Fish: Denver Pittman - Weight: 14.6 pounds

Biggest (heaviest) Fish: Jackson Saaari - Weight: 5.45 pounds

Most Fish Caught: Denver Pittman - 10 fish caught 

Age Group 7 to 9

Heaviest String of Fish: Levi Pegrim  Weight: 15.44 pounds

Biggest (heaviest) Fish: Jonathan Holland Weight: 3.90 pounds

Most Fish Caught: Levi Pegrim  12 fish caught

Age Group 10 to 12

Heaviest String of Fish: Hallie Mitchell  Weight: 20.97 pounds

Biggest (heaviest) Fish: Jayla Aickerson Weight: 5.21 

Most fish Caught: Hallie Mitchell  12 fish caught  

* Overall winners cannot win in their age group*

A Special Thank You to Our Sponsors

  • Gator Brown Bait & Tackle
  • TN Wildlife Resource