Go fishing with family and friends without buying a fishing license during Georgia's 2013 Free Fishing Days
June 1, 2013
June 8, 2013
September 28, 2013
- June 1 & June 8 are the two Saturdays that occur during National Fishing and Boating Week (June 1-9, 2013)
- September 28 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.