APG MWR - Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Program APG MWR - Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Program
  • Office Location: Bldg 2184
  • Phones: 410-278-4124
  • DSN: 298-4124
  • Schedule:
    Winter Hours (Oct-Mar):
    Mon: 10 am - 4 pm
    Sat, Sun & Holidays: CLOSED
    Summer Hours (Apr-Sep):
    Mon: 8 am - 4 pm
    Tue-Thu: 10 am - 4 pm
    Fri: 8 am - 5 pm
    Sat, Sun & Holidays: CLOSED
FISHING AND COMMERCIAL CRABBING
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Fishing from a military boat dock or bridge is prohibited.

Note: State Fishing License required for all ages 16 and older.
STATE FISHING LICENSES ARE NOT SOLD AT APG


RECREATIONAL FISHING

  • Recreational fishing at Aberdeen Proving is regulated by APGR 210-26.
  • All persons must have a valid MD State fishing license.
  • Recreational fishing is fishing and crabbing from shore and waters of APG.
  • There is an advisory not to eat the fish caught in the APG South (Edgewood) Area.
  • Most Maryland anglers and spear fishers will need to be registered to fish for anatropous species in tidal waters or for any fish in Federal waters.

SECURE AREA FISHING
APG Boaters Guide Brochure

  • Secure area fishing at Aberdeen Proving Ground is regulated by APGR 210-26.
  • Permits are sold at Outdoor Recreation located in Building 2184.
  • All persons must have the following:
    • Valid MD State Fishing License
    • Security Badge with photo for access into secure areas. (This type of fishing takes place in secure areas). Only those individuals possessing a badge can participate in this activity, no guests are allowed.
  • Permits are valid from Jan 1 through Dec 31.
  • Fee: $10
  • Secure Area Drawing Process
    1. Individual will fill out card (Form 46), for date(s) they would like to fish and list area they would like to fish at least one day prior.
    2. Take card to Outdoor Recreation, Building 2184.
    3. ODR Personnel will list all individuals on form by areas requested.
    4. Cards and area access badges are left in box on side of Building 2184 for pick-up.
    5. Cards/badges are to be returned after fishing is completed each day.

COMMERCIAL FISHING

  • Commercial Fishing at Aberdeen Proving Ground is regulated by APGR 210-10.
  • Permits are sold through Outdoor Recreation located in Bldg 2184.
  • All persons must have the following:
    • Tidal Fishing License (TFL)
    • ID Card (Cannot be purchased for someone else. Person whose name is on the permit must bring his/her ID in person to purchase APG Permit)
  • Permits are valid from Sep 1 through Aug 31.
  • Fee: $65
  • APG boundaries can be traced on Coast and Geodetic Chart No. 1226.

ATKISSION DAM Permits

  • $10 Activity Fee