Kids fishing programs come to Island Ford Pond and Sibley Pond

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Jul. 8—Throughout the month of July, kids and accompanying adults are invited to experience the joys of fishing at Island Ford Pond or Sibley Pond in Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area.

This program offers a safe and easy way to learn about fishing. Children will learn the basics of fishing using cane poles with the guidance of a park ranger.

Fishing programs will be offered each Monday at the Island Ford Pond and each Saturday and Sunday at Sibley Pond through July 31. The programs begin at 9 a.m. and staff will be available to provide supplies and instruction until 11 a.m.

Island Ford Pond is located within the Island Ford Unit, 8800 Roberts Drive in Sandy Springs. The parking for Sibley Pond is available at the Sope Creek entrance of the Cochran Shoals Unit, 3726 Paper Mill Road in Marietta. Each pond is a short walk downhill from the parking area. The programs will be held at accessible fishing docks at each pond.

To fish, anyone over 16 years of age must have a Georgia Fishing License. Children under 16 do not need a fishing license but must be accompanied by an adult. These programs are free to the public, but participants are required to pay the park daily entrance fee or have an annual park pass.

For more information, visit www.nps.gov.