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Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 6:00am

A Fishing Turf War Is Brewing

Georgia fishermen are getting a chance to discuss new South Carolina rules that could affect their fishing in border waters.

The meeting Thursday will give the public a chance to comment on the upcoming expiration of an agreement between Georgia and South Carolina. It allows anglers to fish on border waters and shorelines with a fishing license from either state.

New fishing laws in South Carolina end that agreement July 1. Wildlife officials said the new rules include changes on size limits for trout, crappie and striped bass.

Officials in both states have said they are interested in a negotiating a new agreement, though it will have to be different.

The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Currahee campus of North Georgia Technical College.