The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resource Division in Social Circle, is asking fishermen, and women, to take note of some new regulations for fishing in border waters, effective July 1.
In a press release, the DNR announced that as a result of some changes to South Carolina’s fishing regulations, the reciprocal freshwater fishing license agreement had to be renewed. The new agreement, however, still allows anglers to fish on border waters with a valid fishing license from either state. Border waters include the Chattaooga River to Lake Hartwell and downstream waters such as lakes Russell and Clarks Hill, and the Savannah River.
“Anglers as well as state officials on both sides wanted to continue the fishing license agreement and keep fishing regulations as similar as possible on border waters,” said John Biagi, Chief of Fisheries Management, Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources