Georgia Fishing License

The Georgia Fishing License category covers all you need to legally fish the freshwater lakes, rivers, and saltwater coastline of Georgia. Learn about recreational and commercial licenses, fees for residents and non-residents, disability and youth licenses. Get tips on choosing the right license type based on where and how often you plan to fish. Includes license purchasing options and instructions.

Fishing License In Georgia

How Much Is A Fishing License In Georgia?

If you’re planning to go fishing in the abundant freshwater lakes, rivers, streams, or along the 100-mile coastline of Georgia, one of the first questions you likely have is, “How much is a fishing license in Georgia?” The answer depends

Georgia Fishing

How to Get a Georgia Fishing License?

Georgia is a premier fishing destination, with abundant freshwater lakes, reservoirs, rivers, and a picturesque coastline along the Atlantic Ocean. Over 1 million anglers fish in Georgia each year, contributing nearly $1.5 billion annually to the state’s economy. To legally


Yes, anyone 16 years and older must have a valid Georgia fishing license to fish in fresh or saltwater in the state. Licenses are required whether you are a resident or non-resident. Some exceptions apply, such as fishing in a private pond.

For residents, an annual Georgia fishing license costs $15 and covers basic fishing privileges in fresh and saltwater. Trout fishing requires an additional $10 trout license. Senior licenses for ages 65+ cost $4 annually. One-day and multi-day licenses are also available.

Non-resident annual licenses cost $50, with a $25 trout add-on. One-day non-resident licenses are $10.

You can purchase a Georgia fishing license online 24/7 at GoOutdoorsGeorgia.com, by phone at 800-366-2661, through the Go Outdoors GA mobile app, or in-person at WRD/CRD regional offices, state parks, major retailers, and sporting goods/bait & tackle stores statewide.

Yes, to fish in saltwater you must have a free Georgia Saltwater Information Program (SIP) Permit in addition to your fishing license. The SIP permit is valid for 1 year.

Georgia residents born before June 30, 1952 qualify for a free lifetime fishing license. Reduced cost $4 annual licenses are available for residents age 65+. Residents who are permanently disabled can get a discounted Disability Fishing License for $3 annually or $9 for 3 years.

You can easily get a free duplicate Georgia fishing license printed at any license vendor location statewide, regardless of where you originally purchased it. You can also log in to your account and reprint it yourself at home.

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