New Georgia fishing regulations guide published this year

Published 5:05 pm Wednesday, January 16, 2019

The 2019 Georgia Sport Fishing Regulations Guide is now available to the public, and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division said it is helpful.

“Any angler who 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 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 can be found online at

Anglers can also pick up a printed copy at any Wildlife Resources Division fisheries management or DNR law enforcement office, or at fishing license vendors throughout Georgia.