DeKalb Parks Partners with Georgia Department of Natural Resource to Host Gateway to Fishing Program

Aimee Greaves

Friday, July 8th, 2022

DeKalb County Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will host a Gateway to Fishing Program, July 9 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Wade Walker Park, 5585 Rockbridge Rd., Stone Mountain, GA. The event will take place at the fishing pond.

This free event will enhance fishing in metro and suburban parks and other public waters that are easily accessible to home for Georgians. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources strives to partner and host youth fishing classes and improve accessibility for communities to enjoy. The event will also include a Mobile Catch Center that will provide fishing equipment and supplies for patrons. The mobile trailer will serve constituents and recruit anglers in the Atlanta metro and beyond.

“The department is pleased to co-sponsor this event with Georgia DNR, which, for many youths, will be the first time they have had the opportunity to enjoy fishing,” stated Chuck Ellis, DeKalb Parks Director.

For those interested in learning how to fish, the DNR and parks staff will provide  patrons fishing tips. We encourage youth ages 5 to 17 to participate. All patrons under 13 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Please bring water, snacks, a hat, and sunscreen to enjoy a day of fishing.

For more information, contact LaShanda Davis, public relations specialist, at 404-371-3643.