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DNR puts out updated fishing guide
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The 2018 Georgia Sports Fishing Regulations Guide is available at - photo by Photo provided.

SOCIAL CIRCLE — Anglers can find lots of 2018 fishing information in the new Georgia Sport Fishing Regulations Guide, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division recently announced.

"Any angler that is looking for new places to fish, changes to laws and regulations or other information should begin with this publication," said Matt Thomas, chief with the WRD Fisheries Management Section. "Our biologists and staff do their best to make sure this guide book has the most current and accurate information and anglers can easily access it online, from our Outdoors GA app or in the printed copy."

The 2018 Georgia Sport Fishing Regulations Guide provides information, including color fish identification charts for freshwater and saltwater fish, license 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, fishing regulations for Georgia and more.

The 2018 Georgia Sport Fishing Regulations may be found online at, or through the Outdoors GA app (free app for iPhone or Android users). Anglers also can 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 at

The Angler Resources page on the WRD website,, is a place to learn about fishing. New or experienced anglers can find information about taking kids fishing, reservoir and river fishing tips, fish ID information and more. Additional resources include the Wildlife Resources Division blog (, where anglers will find current and "hot" fishing reports for different parts of the state.

For more information about fishing regulations, visit

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