The new 2010 Georgia Sport Fishing Regulations are now available. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division recently distributed printed versions of the regulations to all Division offices and facilities, a number of State Parks and fishing license retailers statewide. An online version of the new regulations currently is available at www.gofishgeorgia.com.
WRD advises new and experienced anglers alike to familiarize themselves with the Georgia Sport Fishing Regulations before casting a line.
"Georgia offers so many different fishing opportunities from the coast to the mountains and this booklet is designed to help anglers find great places to fish and to educate them on Georgia's fishing regulations," explains WRD Chief of Fisheries Management John Biagi.
"It contains information that should answer all basic questions for anglers."
The guide provides helpful information, including 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 (PFA) information, state record fish listings and complete fishing regulations for Georgia.
The Board of Natural Resources sets Georgia's fishing regulations based on recommendations made by the Department's fisheries biologists and field personnel while the Georgia General Assembly sets the laws related to fishing.
The 2010 changes anglers should know are as follows:
New license opportunities available! Multi-year licenses,
stacking licenses, early renewal discounts, reduced sportsmen's license cost and more are now available. For more information, see page12 in the new regulations booklet.
For more information about Georgia's fishing regulations or for information about where and when to go fishing, visit www.gofishgeorgia.com or contact the nearest WRD fisheries management office.