Georgia DNR: 2019 Fishing Regulations


Planning on going fishing this year? If so, the new 2019 Georgia Sport Fishing Regulations Guide can help, says the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division (WRD).

“Any angler that is looking for new places to fish, changes to laws and regulations or other information should begin with this publication,” said Matt Thomas, Chief with the WRD Fisheries Management Section. “Our biologists and staff do their best to make sure this guide book has the most current and accurate information and anglers can easily access it online, from our Outdoors GA app or in the printed copy.”

The 2019 Georgia Sport Fishing Regulations Guide provides helpful 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, fishing regulations for Georgia and more.

The 2019 Georgia Sport Fishing Regulations may be found online at, or through the Outdoors GA app (free app for iPhone or Android users). Anglers also can pick up a printed copy at any Wildlife Resources Division fisheries management or DNR law enforcement office, or at fishing license vendors throughout Georgia.

Where else can you find fishing information? The Angler Resources page on the WRD website,, is a great place for new or experienced anglers and includes information about taking kids fishing, reservoir and river fishing tips, fish ID info and much more. If you are looking for the latest fishing tips, check out the weekly Georgia Fishing Report (

For more information about Georgia’s fishing regulations, visit


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