SODDY DAISY (WRCB) - The Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) Chapter 942 will be holding its annual Family Fishing Rodeo in Soddy Daisy from 8 a.m. to 3p.m. on June 7th. The event is open to anglers of all ages.

The event is being held on TWRA's free fishing day which will allow everyone to fish without a Tennessee fishing license.

The fee to participate in the event is $1 for anyone under 12, $3 anyone over 13, and not to exceed $5 per family, so sign up the whole family for just $5.

The Regions bank on Dayton Pike next to Soddy Lake will be the official weigh-in station head-quarters.

Prizes will be awarded each hour for the largest bass, crappie, bream, catfish, and a wild-card category (drum, carp, gar etc.) beginning at 8 a.m. The hourly prizes will be awarded each hour from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. A grand prize will be given for the largest fish for the day in each category.

Natural bait or artificial lures may be used. Fishing from the bank or boat will be allowed. There is also a fishing pier available that is handicap accessible for anglers. Rod and reel or fishing poles only, no nets or bow fishing and TWRA regulations apply for legal fish length.

Everyone must be registered prior to bringing a fish to the scales. For pre-registration locations and dates go to .Registration will also be available the morning of the rodeo at the weigh-in station.

Food and drinks will be available at the weigh-in location. Fish dinners will also be made available to purchase.

For additional information contact Don Crawley at 423-332-5552 or email