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
The Coastal Resources Division will offer free fishing clinics to families throughout throughout the year. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
- MarineFishesOfGeorgia.org: An interactive resources to learn about Georgia-specific species, including their food value, habitat and seasons.
- Types of saltwater fishing
- Essential saltwater fishing gear
- When to go saltwater fishing
- Saltwater fish species information
Find out where to fish in Georgia
Georgia Outdoor Map: Find boat ramps, bait zones, fishing opportunities and more.
Inshore and offshore artificial reefs: Find the location of dozens of artificial reefs across Georgia.
- Fishing methods and habitats: For spotted seatrout, red drum, sheepshead, flounder, black drum, croaker and spot
|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 email@example.com or 912-262-3140.