Public Fishing Areas
Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center/Marben PFA (Jasper & Newton Counties)
Hours: Open Wednesday through Sunday, sunrise to sunset.
Fish Species: Largemouth bass, bluegill, redear sunfish, channel catfish, crappie.
Water: 20 ponds totalling 295 acres. Ponds range in size from 1 to 95 acres.
Facilities: kids only ponds, concrete boat ramps (6 lakes), boat docks, restrooms, fishing piers, picnic areas, primitive camping, some fishing areas accessible to persons with disabilities.
Note: For general fishing information, check the information board or stop by the Visitor Center off Elliott Trail during operating hours (Tues. - Sat. 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.).
Licensing: To help cover the costs of maintaining these great resources, visitors (ages 16-64) must have one of the following to access Public Fishing Areas except for Rocky Mountain PFA:
Directions from Mansfield: South on Georgia Highway 11 for 2.7 miles; left on Marben Farms Rd. (Co. Rd. 229), follow signs. For Google Map driving directions click here.
Fish Attractors: A fish attractor consisting of PVC pipe and other components was installed near the fishing pier at Margery Lake and is accessible to boat and bank anglers. Additional fish attractors of this type are planned in other ponds and shoreline habitat improvement, such as felling trees, is underway.
Below are some specific information sheets for Marben PFA/Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center that can be viewed and printed for your use by clicking on the document names.
Documents are in PDF format and Adobe Reader is required (get it here for free).
* Dove Pond is open to harvest annually from June through August. Dove Pond is open to anglers under the age of 16 only and 5 catfish may be kept per child. Fishing is prohibited for anglers 16 and over.
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