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License to Fish

Fishing in Georgia is a tradition that's been enjoyed from generation to generation throughout the years. Whether you're fishing for bream in a small pond or public fishing area, striper or largemouth bass in one of our many large reservoirs or angling for tarpon or shark in our coastal waters, there's something for everyone in Georgia's waters. All you need is a fishing license and you can enjoy fishing across the state.

Web Resources
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You can purchase a Georgia Fishing License in one of two ways: from a license dealer or online.

Georgia Fishing Regulations
View or download a full version of the Georgia Sport Fishing Regulations Guide.

Public Fishing Areas
Public Fishing Areas, or PFA, are great places for family outings. You can fish from the bank or a boat, picnic, hike, watch wildlife, camp and best of all enjoy being outdoors.

Kids Fishing Events
Visit this website for tips on fishing with your kids, places to go, and find a Kids Fishing Event, or KFE, which are held around the state throughout the year,

Fish Hatcheries
Learn about the Summerville and Buford Fish Hatcheries that we visit in this show. Plus, find out about the seven other fish hatcheries that are located around the state many of which tours, picnicking and kids fishing opportunites.