It’s a nationwide celebration. A full week to celebrate boating and fishing and kick off the season.National Fishing and Boating week began in 1979 as a way for people to celebrate boating and angling and to:
- Recognize the traditions of fishing,
- To broaden the spirit of togetherness,
- To share the values and knowledge of today’s anglers with tomorrows anglers.
Most states are offering free fishing days, Georgia is offering two free fishing days during this special week:
- Saturday June 7, 2014 and Saturday
- June 14, 2014.
Georgia residents do not need a fishing license or a trout stamp to fish on these days on any public waters. Residents do not need to purchase wildlife management area license to fish on public areas or Waters Creek these two free fishing days. days.
Enhancing quality of life
Preserving natural beauty
Most folks don’t know that boating and fishing directly contributes to conservation to the tune of $7 billion annually, through the purchase of boating and tackle supplies. Not to mention it contributes to the U.S. economy. More than 50 million people boat and fish each year, and $600 million a year alone in fishing licenses are purchased.
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