I saw narcodog's request on another board ( one I'm very familiar with, although not a member there any longer.....don't ask!
)and I also noticed the snarky and smug replies given. I'm constantly amazed by the anti-tenkara sentiment among fellow flyfishers.
Anyway, Georgia's laws are pretty simple. One hand-held rod per angler for trout. There are a very few special regulation streams, no fly fishing only streams and as Narcodog found out and reported, the Tenkara is as legal as any other hand-held fishing rod.
Georgia regulations can be found at: http://www.georgiawildlife.com/fishing/regulations
One thing visitors to our state should know is that unlike some other states, our creeks and rivers can and often are on private land. If the land is owned on one side of the creek, the land owner has property rights to the mid-point of the creek. If the owner owns both sides, the land is off-limits and fishing there can get you charged with trespassing. Or a confrontation that may or may not involve your being questioned in the presence of an armed
There's plenty of public water, however with good trout fishing in our state.
Anyone from this forum that would like information about the fishing in Georgia - just feel free to send me a PM or an email and I'll help you out as much as I can.