Located on 87 acres in Bryan County, the Richmond Hill Fish Hatchery includes 38 fish ponds and rearing ponds, as well as three Kid's Fishing Event (KFE) ponds. Donated by Henry Ford in 1936, the hatchery produces bluegill, redear sunfish, largemouth bass, striped bass, and hybrid bass. It has produced over 600 million striped and hybrid bass fry since the statewide propagation program started in 1968.
In June and September, the hatchery hosts its annual Kids Fishing Events. Each event brings in over 200 kids and their parents ready to catch some fish. The hatchery annually produces about 50,000 catfish, 8 inches in length, to help support the Kids Fishing Program and ensure the children see, catch, and touch a fish. Along with fish ponds, the hatchery also boasts a one mile long nature trail where visitors can see all sorts of wildlife.
The Hatchery Rearing Facilities Harvesting Striped Bass Ponds
School Group Touring Hatchery Kid's Fishing Event at Hatchery
Region Office (912) 756-3691
Hunting & Fishing Licenses, Boat Registration 1-800-366-2661
FEES & PASSES
Hunting License, Fishing License or Lands Pass
110 Hatchery Drive,
Richmond Hill, GA 31324
N 31.95624, W -81.3154