Gateway to Fishing

Two boys hold up fish

Upcoming events

April 23, 2022-Nash Farms- Henry County and Deer Lick Park- Douglas County (8am-12pm)
May 14, 2022, International Park- Clayton County (8am-12pm)
May 21, 2022, Turner Lake- Newton County (8am-12pm)
May 28, 2022, Lenora Park- Gwinnett County (8am-12pm)
June 4, 2022, Jones Bridge Park- Gwinnett County (8am-12pm) national fishing and boating week
June 11, 2022, Duncan Park- City of Fairburn (8am-12pm) national fishing and boating week
June 25, 2022, Turner Lake Park- Newton County (8am-12pm)
July 9, 2022, Lost Mountain- Cobb County (8am-12pm) and  Wade Walker Park- Dekalb (8pm-12pm)
July 16, 2022, Ebenezer Park- Cobb County (8am-12pm)
July 23, 2022, Hyde Farms- Cobb County (8am-12pm)
July 30, 2022, Fur Park- Cobb County (8am-12pm)
August 6, 2022, Black Shoals Park- Rockdale County (8am-12pm)
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