The North American Fly Fishing Forum

Go Back   The North American Fly Fishing Forum > News and Announcements > News & articles for discussion

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 11-22-2012, 04:10 AM
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: West Sussex, UK
Posts: 1,676
Editor is a jewel in the roughEditor is a jewel in the roughEditor is a jewel in the roughEditor is a jewel in the rough
Default New saltwater fishing permit required in Georgia


Beginning Jan. 1, anyone with a valid Georgia fishing license, including those with a Georgia Lifetime Sportsmanís License and a Senior Lifetime License, who wants to fish in saltwater will need a free, annual Saltwater Information Program permit.

The SIP permit is patterned after the successful free Hunter Information Program permit, which is required of Georgia hunting license holders who hunt migratory birds. The first SIP permits will be valid from Jan. 1, 2013 until Feb. 28, 2014. After that, the permits will be valid for a 12-month period starting March 1 and expiring on the last day of February the following year. The SIP permit will be available from the same sources as hunting and fishing licenses, and there will be no transaction fee for adding the SIP permit to an existing license.

Georgia saltwater anglers who have a valid fishing license with a SIP permit and who fish in the Atlantic Ocean beyond 3 miles offshore will be exempt from the federal requirement to have a Saltwater Angler Registry permit.

The 2013 SIP permit is available now from any current license vendor or download the permit on the Internet at To locate a license vendor or obtain a SIP permit, call 1-800-366-2661 or visit the web site.

Anglers who hold a lifetime or senior license can also print a paper version of the SIP permit from the web site.

Other Saltwater Information Program activities include volunteer fish tagging, a fish carcass donation project, and ongoing creel surveys of anglers and fishing guides.

For more information, contact the GADNR/Coastal Resources Division at 912-264-7218.
Paul Sharman
Fish and Fly Ltd
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
9/11 #7 Aircraft Aluminum Saltwater Fly Fishing Reel Tarpon Permit Pike Salmon Ebay USA Fly Reels for Sale 0 11-01-2012 08:30 PM
9/11 #9 Aircraft Aluminum Saltwater Fly Fishing Reel Tarpon Permit Pike Salmon Ebay USA Fly Reels for Sale 0 10-28-2012 08:20 PM
Set of 3 Saltwater Fly Fishing Books on Bonefish and Permit Ebay USA Fishing Books for sale 0 11-29-2011 07:40 PM
Starting this fall, licenses will be required to enjoy saltwater fishing in New York Fish Bones The Daily Papers 0 06-15-2009 09:50 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:30 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
2005-2015 The North American Fly Fishing Forum. All rights reserved.