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Public Fishing Areas

Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center/Marben PFA (Jasper & Newton Counties)

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Fishing GuideMarben PFA (at Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center)

Telephone: 770-784-3059 or 770-784-3121

Hours: Open 7 days a week, sunrise to sunset.

Fish Species: Largemouth bass, bluegill, redear sunfish, channel catfish, crappie.

Water: 20 ponds totaling 295 acres.  Ponds range in size from 1 to 95 acres. 

Facilities: kids only ponds, concrete boat ramps (6 lakes), boat docks, restrooms, fishing piers, picnic areas, primitive camping, some fishing areas accessible to persons with disabilities. 

Note: For general fishing information, check the information board or stop by the Visitor Center off Elliott Trail during operating hours (Tues. - Sat. 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.). 

Licensing: What Licenses Do You Need? Click Here

Directions from Mansfield: South on Georgia Highway 11 for 2.7 miles; left on Marben Farms Rd. (Co. Rd. 229), follow signs.  For Google Map driving directions click here.

Fish Attractors:  A fish attractor consisting of PVC pipe and other components was  installed near the fishing pier at Margery Lake and is accessible to boat and bank anglers. Additional fish attractors of this type are planned in other ponds and shoreline habitat improvement, such as felling trees, is underway.

* Dove Pond is open to harvest annually from June through August.  Dove Pond is open to anglers under the age of 16 only and 5 catfish may be kept per child.  Fishing is prohibited for anglers 16 and over.  

LICENSES - 3 Ways to Buy

1. Phone 1-800-366-2661
2. Online - here
3. Retail License Vendor listing - here

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