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Saturday, June 1, 2013 - 7:00am

Free Fishing Anyone?

Updated: 1 year ago.
National Fishing and Boating Week runs from June 1 to June 9 with free fishing days for anglers on June 1 and June 8. (Photo courtesy: Mark Anderson)

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is offering several opportunities for families to celebrate National Fishing and Boating Week.

Department spokeswoman Melissa Cummings says National Fishing and Boating Week runs from June 1 to June 9, and the department is offering free fishing days to anglers on June 1 and June 8.

Cummings says on those days, Georgia residents won't need a fishing or trout license to fish on a public lakes, streams, ponds and public fishing areas. Cummings says state residents will also not need to obtain wildlife management area licenses to fish at public fishing areas or on Waters Creeks during those two days.

Cummings says free fishing events are also scheduled throughout the state during the week to help introduce children to the hobby.

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