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Fishing Regulations

2017 Georgia Sport Fishing Regulations

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This guide contains information you need to know to fish in freshwater and saltwater in Georgia. Please consult fishing regulations carefully before you go fishing since regulations may vary on different bodies of water. To view a digital version of the 2017 Fishing Regulations click here.

Some saltwater fishing regulations have been impacted by legislative changes that occurred after the time of printing.  Details of these changes can be found on the Coastal Resources Division website or by call the DNR Coastal Resource Division @  (912) 264-7218. 

   Download or view the 2017 guide (10 MB file)   

Recently Updated/Enacted Rules and Regulations

Rules and regulations that recently have been through the research and public comment process, and now are approved by the Board of Natural Resources.

Proposed Regulations

Public participation is an important component of the regulatory process.  Public notices of proposed rules under consideration by the Board of Natural Resources will be posted in this section. Please click the section title above to access PDF documents of any public notices currently available and under consideration.

Public Meetings & Hearings

Scheduled public meetings and/or public hearings are posted here when scheduled. PUBLIC MEETINGS are forums designed to accept public input for consideration into the development of fishing regulations, or other related rule proposals. PUBLIC HEARINGS are forums designed to accept public comment on proposed regulations under consideration by the Board of Natural Resources.

Saltwater Recreational Fishing

A Guide to the Laws and Regulations on Saltwater Recreational Fishing.

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