Legislative committee to meet in Clarkesville to talk about fishing


CLARKESVILLE, Ga. – The House Study Committee on Fishing Access to Freshwater Resources will hold its next meeting on Oct.12 at the Habersham Electric Membership Corporation in Clarksville.

The study committee will examine the public’s right to fish in Georgia’s freshwater resources and examine any inconsistencies or conflicts in the law between the public’s right to fish and private property rights.

House Majority Caucus Whip James Burchett, R-Waycross., said  he knows how important the Soquee River is to its north Georgia community.

"I welcome the participation of river users, property owners and all those with an interest in protecting our freshwater resources for future generations," he said.

State Rep.  Victor Anderson, R- Cornelia, said "the beauty of our North Georgia mountains and streams sets the perfect backdrop for the citizens of Northeast Georgia to participate and have input in the legislative process.”