Fishing

Parks and Recreation Director

Joe Walsh
jwalsh@knoxvilletn.gov
(865) 215-4311

Lakeshore Park
5930 Lyons View Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919

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Fishing The City of Knoxville offers many locations in which to fish from a bank.

Between the Holston and Tennessee Rivers, Ft. Loudon Lake, and numerous creeks and ponds, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy fishing from City facilities.

Fishing licenses are required for all citizens thirteen years of age and over in the state of Tennessee.
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Also, each Father's Day the City holds a free special Father's Day Fishing Event at Victor Ashe Park at 4901 Bradshaw Rd. The 2-acre lake at Victor Ashe Park is stocked with catfish by Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. Fishing licenses are required on site for everyone over the age of 13 who will be fishing. There is a take-home limit of two fish for this event. No pre-registration is necessary. However, participants can register for door prizes on the day of the event. Prizes are given for the top three largest fish caught. 
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Fishing Location/River Knox Location Facilities
Gov. Ned McWherter/Riverside Landing
Tennessee River
East fishing pier, bank, boat launch ramp
Holston River Park
Holston River
East 3 fishing piers, bank
Ijams Nature Center
Tennessee River
South boardwalk
Island Home Park
Tennessee River
South  bank, canoe launch ramp
James White Greenway
Tennessee River
Downtown bridge over First Creek in front of Marina
Neyland Greenway
Tennessee River
Downtown bridge at Signal Mountain Cement Company
Scottish Pike Park
Tennessee River
South bank
Sequoyah Park
Tennessee River
West bank, boat ramp
Victor Ashe Park
Victor Ashe Lake
North bank
Volunteer Landing
Tennessee River
Downtown fishing pier (stadium overlooking water)
Will Skelton Greenway
Tennessee River
South fishing pier (greenway stretching over the water)