January 17, 2013

New state fishing guide available

Submitted by Georgia Department of Natural Resources

— The 2013 Georgia Sport Fishing Regulations Guide are available online and in print.

“This guide is designed to help anglers find great places to fish and to educate them on Georgia’s fishing opportunities and regulations,” said John Biagi, fisheries management chief for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. “We advise new and experienced anglers alike to familiarize themselves with this publication before casting a line.”

The guide includes color fish identification charts for both freshwater and saltwater fish, license purchasing information, contact information for WRD fisheries management offices and WRD law enforcement offices, trout stream listings, public fishing area information, state record fish listings and complete fishing regulations for Georgia.

The guide is available to view, download and print at gofishgeorgia.com. Anglers may also pick up a printed copy at WRD fisheries management and law enforcement offices or license vendors.