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Fishing, boating week set for June 6-14

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National Fishing and Boating Week, June 6-14, offers a great reason to get outdoors say officials with the Georgia DNR.

National Fishing and Boating Week began in 1979 and was created to recognize the tradition of fishing, to broaden the spirit of togetherness and to share the values and knowledge of today’s anglers with tomorrow’s anglers.

In the spirit of introducing new family members or friends to the sport of angling, Georgia offers two free fishing days – Saturday., June 6, and Saturday, June 13 – during this special week. On these days, Georgia residents do not need a fishing license, trout license or Lands Pass (WMAs/ PFAs) to fish.

There are many great places to fish in Georgia, from trout streams in North Georgia, to large reservoirs, to lazy rivers in the south part of the state. You can always start at one of the 10 Public Fishing Areas ( or at one of many Georgia State Parks ( that offer fishing opportunities for family and friends.

For more information on National Fishing and Boating Week and all it has to offer, including the free fishing days, nearest kids fishing event or places to fish, visit .