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National Hunting and Fishing Day

Free Fishing Day Information

In addition to special events, Georgia offers a Free Fishing Day in honor of National Hunting and Fishing Day on Sept. 23, 2017.

On this day, Georgia residents do not need a fishing license or a trout license. They can fish on any public waters in the state including lakes, streams, ponds and Public Fishing Areas (PFA). Residents do not need to obtain a Wildlife Managment Area (WMA) license to fish on a PFA, WMA or on Waters Creek on this day. Take this opportunity to introduce someone to the fun of fishing!

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LICENSES - 3 Ways to Buy

1. Phone 1-800-366-2661
2. Online - here
3. Retail License Vendor listing - here

Ranger Hotline


Report poaching and wildlife violations. You can receive a cash reward if your tip leads to an arrest—even if you wish to remain anonymous.
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