Gateway to Fishing

Three Children fish on a Dock

Upcoming events

August 13, 2022, Duncan Park- City of Fairburn (8am-12pm)
September 24, 2022, City Pond- Newton County (8am-12pm)

Mobile Catch Center

  • This enclosed trailer contains fishing equipment and supplies needed to host a fishing event or class,
  • providing DNR staff and partners the ability to serve constituents and recruit anglers in the Atlanta metro area and beyond.
  • The purchase of the trailer and equipment was made possible by a grant from the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation.

Georgia State Parks

  • Improve fishing at State Parks through fish population assessments, fish stocking and management, habitat enhancements, automatic fish feeders, and enhanced access.
  • Provide equipment, train park staff to teach fishing classes, and assist as needed.
  • Offer Kids Fishing Events, Fishing Classes, Family Fishing Days, and loan tackle to visitors at State Parks.

Community Fishing

  • Seek to partner with local communities to enhance fishing in metro and suburban parks and other public waters that are easily accessible and close to home for Georgians.
  • WRD provides fish, technical assistance and use of the mobile catch center.  Partners and volunteer host Kids Fishing Events and fishing classes, improve access, and promote the program and events.

Staff Contacts

For more information, you can contact:

Keith Weaver keith.weaver@dnr.ga.gov

Michael Sellers Michael.sellers@dnr.ga.gov