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State fishing regulations available in print and online
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SOCIAL CIRCLE — Anglers can find the new 2016 Georgia Sport Fishing Regulations Guide online and in print, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division said.
“Anglers looking for new places to fish, changes to laws and regulations or other information can find it in the new 2016 Georgia Sport Fishing regulations,” fisheries management chiefm John Biagi said. “Before heading to the water, it is always a good idea to review this publication each year.”

The 2016 guide provides information, including 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 and DNR law enforcement offices, trout stream listings, public fishing area information, state record fish listings and complete fishing regulations for Georgia.
You may view, download and print the guide at A printed copy can be picked up at any Wildlife Resources Division fisheries management office or DNR law enforcement office or at fishing license vendors throughout Georgia. Office address listings are at at

The new information highlighted in the guide includes all mountain trout water being open to angling year round. To learn more about fishing and fishing opportunities in the state, visit the WRD website, New or experienced anglers can find information about taking kids fishing, reservoir and river fishing tips, fish ID information and much more.
For more information about Georgia’s fishing regulations or for information about where and when to go fishing, visit

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