Where to Buy Fish For Stocking
Fish are available for purchase from private fish hatcheries and suppliers, and Georgia DNR fish hatcheries.
PLEASE NOTE: Grass carp must be purchased from properly licensed suppliers only. Find information about grass carp suppliers by following the link on the right. Fish From Private Suppliers
There are many
reputable private fish hatcheries and dealers who can provide fish for private ponds. Dealers are listed alphabetically by county. Fish From DNR Hatcheries
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division, Fisheries Management Section annually provides largemouth bass, bluegill, redear sunfish, and channel catfish from
seven state fish hatcheries to stock new or renovated private ponds. There is a nominal fee charged in order to provide this service.
Download the appropriate Pond Stocking Application form (see below) by selecting the county where your pond is located. Complete and mail the application to the GA DNR Fisheries Section Office indicated on the application. Do not include payment with your application. You will be contacted by WRD regarding when to pick up your requested fish and the cost. Payment is to be made upon fish pick-up (checks should be made out to Georgia DNR, cash is not accepted).
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