All of our convention events (registration, presentations, banquet, etc.) will take place on campus. Click Here for a map.
Registration on Thursday afternoon (noon - 5:00 pm) will take place in the lobby of the
Rollins Campus Center (#4 on map). We will have access to the
William Hatcher Dining Room (also in the Rollins Campus Center
building) that evening for meeting and greeting and registration for
Friday's field trips. The Hatcher Dining Room will also serve as our
meeting room for the presentations. The banqet and auction will be in an adjacent larger room.
The 2018 NANFA Convention is being co-hosted by Dr. Johnathon Davis
and Michael Wolfe on the campus of Young Harris College on June 7-10.
Young Harris College is a private, liberal arts institution in the
beautiful mountains of Northeast Georgia. The campus is located just
two hours from Atlanta, Asheville, Chattanooga and Greenville.
Registration: See the link below to go to the registration page and pay online. Costs will be as follows:
Open Registration is over and the link is inactive. For late registration emailt:
or call at 706-296-7731
|Adult||$95|| This covers registration, field trips, banquet meal, and two lunches provided for field days|
|Spouse||$55|| Includes banquet and lunches|
|Student||$55|| Includes banquet and lunches|
|Housing||$45/night/person|| Housing is being coordinated through NANFA at Young Harris College|
Young Harris will not only be the venue for the 2018 NANFA
Convention but will also provide us with our lodging and other
accommodations. We will all be able to spend time together and will
have pretty much everything we need right there on campus.
have made a commitment to the college for a minimum number of room
nights so we encourage all of you to stay with us on campus.
- Rooms will be charged $45 per person per night.
- Each person will have their own sleeping room.
- Groups of four sleeping rooms will share a den and kitchen space and
2 bathrooms, essentially creating a small 4 bedroom/2 bathroom
apartment living space.
- NANFA is coordinating the accomodations so you can indicate on your
registration if there are persons that you want to have in your same
This is an excellent opportunity for us to stay together at a
reasonable price and excellent accomodations, and we are encouraging
everyone to stay in the provided rooms.
Since these are dorm rooms, there are some extra things that you will need to bring, and some things that you should not bring. Click here and please make sure to read this list before you pack.
Location and License:
This location will give us
access to 6 major watersheds with a 2 hour drive (Tennessee, Coosa,
Chattahoochee, Ocmulgee, Oconee, and Savannah) so there will be lots to
see whether you are coming to Georgia with your seine or snorkel or rod
Anyone that wants to do
any collecting (with nets or rod and reel) will need to have a Georgia
Fishing License. If you are planning to collect or angle, you will need
to follow all fishing regulations. This includes observance of Georgia's Trout Waters which
are most of the northern part of the state. For anglers, this
means that you should add a trout stamp to your fishing license if you
plan on angling (even microfishing) anywhere in trout waters. For
seining, this means that you will need to be outside of the trout
waters to do any collecting (although we will be able to seine with our
GADNR hosts, we will not be able to keep anything collected in trout
Click here for a letter from our Georgia DNR NonGame Conservation Section on collecting fishes in the state of Georgia..
You can get 1 day non-resident fishing license and can extend them additional days.
Georgia Fishing License: 1 day non-resident fishing license is $10.00 and can be extended for $3.50 per additional days. http://georgiawildlife.com/licenses-permits-passes/choose
the Georgia fishing regulations, all fish in Georgia are considered
either game fish or non-game fish. Essentially, game fish may only be
taken via angling. Complete 2018 fishing regulations can be downloaded
June 7 (Thursday)
Travel day and check-in (registration desk will be open noon - 5:00 pm).
You should plan to arrive early if at all possible. Johnathon and Camm Swift are planning a special session in the Biology Lab (3:00 - 5:00 pm and 6:00 - 8:00 pm with a break for dinner). Click here for details on this session involving specimen identification and preservation. We will also have a Hospitality Room available for meeting and greeting and fishy talk of all sorts.
June 8 (Friday)
Morning field trips will be lead by local NANFAns and Georgia DNR representatives. Box Lunches provided.
June 9 (Saturday)
Convention meeting and presentations all day Click Here to
see the full slate of presenters that we have lined up. Evening banquet
(with key note speaker Brett Albanese from Georgia DNR Non-game
Division) followed by the NANFA auction fundraiser.
June 10 (Sunday)
Field Trip options to be determined based on participating and various travel plans. Box lunches provided.
As many know there is not a Fishes of Georgia book. However there are a couple of resources that can help you plan your trip:
Fishes of Georgia has a complete listing (with location maps) of all the fishes you might find in our state.
A Field Guide to Fishes of the Conasauga River can be downloaded for free here.
For additional information, if you would like to volunteer, or you have other questions, please contact:
Michael Wolfe 706-296-7731