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2016 fishing regulations now available

SOCIAL CIRCLE — Anglers can find the new 2016 Georgia Sport Fishing Regulations Guide online and in print, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division recently announced.

“Anglers looking for new places to fish, changes to laws and regulations or other information can find it in the new 2016 Georgia Sport Fishing regulations,” said John Biagi, fisheries management chief. “Before heading to the water, it is always a good idea to review this publication each year.”

The 2016 Georgia Sport Fishing Regulations Guide provides helpful 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 and complete fishing regulations for Georgia.

You may view, download and print the guide at Pick up a printed copy at any Wildlife Resources Division fisheries management office or DNR law enforcement office or at fishing license vendors throughout Georgia. Office address listings are available at

New information highlighted in this year’s guide includes the fact that all mountain trout water is now open to angling year round.

The WRD website,, is a great place to start when learning about fishing. New or experienced anglers can find information about taking kids fishing, reservoir and river fishing tips, fish ID information and much more. Additional resources include the Wildlife Resources Division blog, where anglers will find fishing reports for different parts of the state.

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