Georgia Department of Natural Resources offers free fishing day
FORT VALLEY, Georgia (41NBC/ WMGT) – The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is allowing Georgia residents a few days to fish without a license.
This Saturday will be one of three free fishing days this year.
The DNR started hosting these days to get residents more interested in the state’s natural resources.
Brandon Baker — a biologist for the DNR in Fort Valley — says he hopes the free fishing days will reel in new fishers.
“The fishing days are a good way to get people introduced to and hopefully get people hooked on fishing,” Baker said. “If you can get them into fishing, then hopefully one day they’ll buy a fishing license and money from these licenses goes into conservation of water bodies and fisheries.”
DNR encourages people to visit their website to register for a fishing license. A regular annual fishing license costs $15 for a Georgia resident and $50 for a non-resident.
Once a hunting or fishing license is purchased on the DNR website, they will send you a temporary license while the official copy comes through the mail.
The free fishing day happens on Saturday, June 13. The next free fishing day will be on September 24, 2020.