An angler casts over still waters. (Photo: Leah Kelley, Pexels)

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Resources Division has announced that all necessary information concerning 2018 fishing in Georgia is available in the new Georgia Sport Fishing Regulations Guide.

Matt Thomas, chief of the WRD fisheries management section, said:

Any angler that is looking for new places to fish, changes to laws and regulations or other information should begin with this publication. Our biologists and staff do their best to make sure this guide has the most current and accurate information, and anglers can easily access it online, from our Outdoors Georgia app or in the printed copy.


Helpful information provided by the 2018 Georgia Sport Fishing Regulations Guide includes color fish identification charts for both freshwater and saltwater fish; license purchasing information; contact information for Wildlife Resources Division and Coastal Resources Division fisheries management offices, as well as DNR law enforcement offices; trout stream listings; public fishing area information; state record fish listings; fishing regulations for Georgia; and more.

You can find the 2018 Georgia Sport Fishing Regulations Guide here or through the free Outdoors GA app (for iPhone or Android users). A printed copy can be picked up at any Georgia Wildlife Resources Division fisheries management office or DNR law enforcement office, or at fishing license vendors throughout Georgia. Find office address listings here.

The “angler resources” page on the WRD website is a great place to start when learning about fishing. Both new and experienced anglers can find information about taking kids fishing, reservoir and river fishing tips, fish ID information, and much more. Additional resources include the WRD blog, where anglers will find fishing reports for different parts of the state.

Click here for more information about Georgia’s fishing regulations.