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Free Fishing Days in Georgia



Go fishing with family and friends without buying a fishing license during Georgia’s 2015 Free Fishing Days

June 6, 2015

June 13, 2015

September 26, 2015

June 6 and June 13 are the two Saturdays that occur during National Fishing and Boating Week

September 26 is National Hunting & Fishing Day (fourth Saturday in September of each year)

Free Fishing Days are declared by the Commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources to: encourage people to try fishing and help celebrate fishing as wholesome and healthy recreation; promote respect for our state’s natural resources, wilderness, and wildlife; and recognize anglers for their contribution of billions of dollars to the state’s economy and financial support for programs to conserve and protect our natural resources.

What happens on a Free Fishing Day?

Georgia residents 16 years and older do not need a fishing license, trout license, or Wildlife Management Area license (if you fish at a Public Fishing Area or Waters Creek) to fish the freshwaters and saltwaters of Georgia.

This does not include fees at private ponds and lakes.

All other fishing regulations remain in effect.

Fun Idea! Not sure where to go on a Free Fishing Day? How about to a Kids Fishing Event? Click here to find out more about Kids Fishing Events and click here to view the program calendar to search for upcoming Kids Fishing Events.

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  1. Janice Miller says

    The kids love to fish and so does their Grandfather.

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