Free Fishing Days

Father and son fish

About free fishing days

Georgians of all ages and skill levels are invited to take part in the Peach State's license-free fishing days Saturdays, June 3 & 10, 2023, and Saturday, Sept. 23, 2023. These days are to encourage the responsible use of Georgia's natural resources and introduce all Georgia's to the thrill of reeling in a catch.

  • No fishing license, trout license or Lands Pass (Wildlife Management Area/Public Fishing Area) are required to fish.
  • Applies to all waters (fresh and saltwater) of the state
  • Must be a Georgia resident
  • Does not include fees at private lakes
  • All other fishing regulations apply


A fishing license is required every other day of the year not specifically listed above. Click here or visit to purchase a fishing license online in a few easy steps.


The Coastal Resources Division will offer free fishing clinics to families throughout throughout the year. Contact or 912-264-7218 to find out when registration of the next clinic opens.

Learn more about fishing

Below are several resources to help you and your family about responsible fishing.

Find out where to fish in Georgia

For the most current Georgia fishing regulations, visit the e-edition of the Georgia Sport Fishing Regulations Guide by clicking here or on the cover at right.

For more information, contact Tyler Jones, Coastal Resources Division communication specialist, at or 912-262-3140.