Fishing Tackle Loaner Program

Whether you are planning to visit a Georgia State Park or Historic Site or you just happen to stop by one on a whim, be sure to come “cast” away your worries by fishing – whether you have the fishing equipment or not! 

The Fishing Tackle Loaner Program, offered by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division and State Parks and Historic Sites, provides loaner fishing poles and stocked tackle boxes to visitors, for FREE!  The goal of the Fishing Tackle Loaner Program is to remove the barrier of needing your own fishing tackle and to encourage fishing activities at Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites. 

The Wildlife Resources Division provides rods, reels and tackle box equipment to participating State Parks and Historic Sites Offices.  Interested visitors can inquire at the park office and check out the equipment for the day.  This program provides a way for budding anglers to try fishing without having to purchase any equipment. 

Click here to find a list of the 25 participating Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites.