Anglers can find the new 2017 Georgia Sport Fishing Regulations Guide online and in print, announces the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division.
“The new 2017 Georgia Sport Fishing regulations is THE place to start for any angler looking for new places to fish, changes to laws and regulations or other information,” said John Biagi, fisheries management chief. “Our biologists and staff do their best to make sure this guide book has the most current and accurate information so it is always a good idea to review this publication each year before you head to the water.”
The 2017 Georgia Sport Fishing Regulations Guide provides helpful information, including color fish identification charts for both freshwater and saltwater fish, license purchasing information, contact information for Wildlife Resources Division and Coastal Resources Division fisheries management offices and DNR law enforcement offices, trout stream listings, public fishing area information, state record fish listings and complete fishing regulations for Georgia.
You may view, download and print the guide at www.gofishgeorgia.com/fishing/regulations . Pick up a printed copy at any Wildlife Resources Division fisheries management office or DNR law enforcement office or at fishing license vendors throughout Georgia. Office address listings at www.georgiawildlife.com/about/contact.
New information highlighted in this year’s guide includes:
- Public Fishing Areas: Georgia’s 9 available public fishing areas are now open seven days a week.
- Walleye: The daily creel and possession limit at Lake Blue Ridge has changed from 15 fish to the statewide limit of 8 fish.
The WRD website, www.gofishgeorgia.com/fishing, is a great place to start when learning about fishing. New or experienced anglers can find information about taking kids fishing, reservoir and river fishing tips, fish ID information and much more.
Additional resources include the Wildlife Resources Division blog (www.georgiawildlife.wordpress.com), where anglers will find current and “hot” fishing reports for different parts of the state.
For more information about Georgia’s fishing regulations or for information about where and when to go fishing, visit www.gofishgeorgia.com/fishing.