This guide contains information you need to know to fish in freshwater and saltwater in Georgia. Please consult fishing regulations carefully before you go fishing since regulations may vary on different bodies of water. To view a digital version of the 2016 Fishing Regulations click here.
Rules and regulations that recently have been through the research and public comment process, and now are approved by the Board of Natural Resources.
Public participation is an important component of the regulatory process. Public notices of proposed rules under consideration by the Board of Natural Resources will be posted in this section. Please click the section title above to access PDF documents of any public notices currently available and under consideration.
Freshwater and Trout Fishing
A Guide to the Laws and Regulations on Freshwater and Trout Fishing.
A Guide to the Laws and Regulations on Saltwater Recreational Fishing.
Commercial Freshwater Fishing
A Guide to the Laws and Regulations on Commercial Freshwater Fishing.
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