Georgia offers free fishing days

ATLANTA -- Georgians can fish without a license the next two Saturdays as part of the state’s celebration of National Fishing and Boating Week.

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division announced Thursday that anglers won’t need a fishing, trout or Wildlife Management Area license on Saturday and June 9. The two-day moratorium applies on any public lakes, streams, ponds or fishing areas as a way to encourage people to get out or doors and try a new sport, according to John Biagi, chief of fisheries management for the Wildlife Resources Division.

“National Fishing and Boating Week is an opportunity to remind all outdoor enthusiasts to teach their children and others the importance of natural-resource conservation while introducing them to an exciting activity that could last a lifetime,” he said.

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