Angler Awards Program and State Record Fish Program
Find information on qualifying for a Georgia angler award and state record freshwater fishes.
Proud anglers often bring their catches by fisheries offices and hatcheries to show them off, have them weighed or get them identified. See what they have been bringing by our offices lately. They may not all be new state records but they are big!
Information on what to do if you caught a tagged fish.
Dates for Free Fishing Days.
These guidelines are not intended to discourage people from eating fish, but anglers should use them as a guide for choosing which fish to eat from Georgia waters.
Learn more about the fish diseases and parasites that may be encountered by anglers or people with sportfishing ponds and lakes.
Fishing is the most popular wildlife-related activity in Georgia, enjoyed by people of all ages. Around 1.29 million resident anglers fish Georgia's diverse freshwater resources. These anglers also contribute to the Sport Fish Restoration Program.
There are many printed publications developed by WRD Fisheries staff available to you at no cost. Many other items prepared by various organizations and groups are also available.
With a little care and by following these simple guidelines, you can give released fish a better chance of survival.
Learn how to report a fish kill or pollution.
The future of fishing relies on getting people to participate. The Fishing Tackle Loaner Program, available at many Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites, helps accomplish this goal.
National Fishing and Boating Week is celebrated annually to recognize the great family and friend time that can develop during time spent on the water.
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.