Georgia's 2013 Fishing Regulations Now Out

New regulations were posted recently.

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division (WRD), based out of Social Circle, reported that beginning this past weekend, anglers can now find the new 2013 Georgia Sport Fishing Regulations Guide online. It will also be available in print.

“This guide is designed to help anglers find great places to fish and to educate them on Georgia’s fishing opportunities and regulations,” explains John Biagi, fisheries management chief. “We advise new and experienced anglers alike to familiarize themselves with this publication before casting a line.”

Officials said the 2013 Georgia Sport Fishing Regulations Guide is designed to provides helpful information, including color fish identification charts for both freshwater and saltwater fish, license purchasing information, contact information for WRD fisheries management offices and WRD law enforcement offices, trout stream listings, public fishing area information, state record fish listings and complete fishing regulations for Georgia. 

You can view, download and print the guide from www.gofishgeorgia.com/fishing/regulations or pick up a printed copy at WRD fisheries management and law enforcement offices and license vendors throughout Georgia.   

New information highlighted in this year’s guide include:

  • FREE Saltwater Information Program (SIP) license required when fishing in saltwater.New license:
  • A 1-day saltwater shore-based fishing license is available. $5 for resident or non-resident.
  • Kids’ fishing opportunities.
  • Free Fishing Days for 2013.


For more information about Georgia’s fishing regulations or for information about where and when to go fishing, visit www.gofishgeorgia.com or contact the nearest WRD fisheries management office.


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