DNR reminds to get fishing license

DNR reminds to get fishing license. / Photo: Danielle Ledbetter

Summer is right around the corner and the Department of Natural Resources wants to remind you to get a fishing license.

In Georgia, once you turn 16 a fishing license is required to fish on public waters.

To get a license, DNR says you can go to Gofishgeorgia.com or Gooutdoorsgeorgia.com

If you don't have a fishing license some of the ramifications include a warning or a citation.

A fishing license isn't necessary if you plan to fish at a private owned pond.

A different type of license is required for salt water fishing.

Greg Wade, Game Warden with DNR, says, "We want everybody to have a license because it helps to secure the resources for generations to come."

According to Georgia.gov, fishing licenses costs $15 for Georgia residents.

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