Welcome to Wayne County! The finest county in South Georgia! Wayne County government is "government of the people, by the people, and for the people" at it's very best. You are never further than a phone call away from advice, assistance or information that will help you make decisions affecting your family, your home, and your health. We also have outstanding recreational facilities, superb health care and excellent schols. The local government agencies work together and are committed to well-planned and managed growth.

Tourism Events

A Day in Wayne

Altamaha River Run

Catfish Tournament

Day for Wayne

December at Doctortown

Dogwood Festival

Dogwood River Run


Grand Slam Fishing Tournament

Shop at Home for the Holidays

Southern Pride Ag Ride

The Winners for the 2012 Catfish Tournament

Where did all those fishermen come from for the 2012 Catfish Tournament?

View 2012 Tournament Catfish Show  

Many people in Wayne County believe that the Altamaha River produces the biggest catfish in the state. And the Wayne County Board of Tourism is willing to put up more than $300,000 to prove it. The fourth annual Wayne County Catfish Tournament will take place in Jesup. The entry fee is $100 per angler with a minimum of $200 per boat. Children under 16 can participate free of charge.

Fishing will begin in the Altamaha River at noon Saturday and will continue until 2 p.m. Sunday. Each boat will be allowed to weigh in up to five catfish--flathead, channel or blue. The boat with the heaviest total catch will be declared the winner. Prizes to be announced soon.

The entry fee of $100 per angler is in effect. After that date, any entries will be charged a late fee of $15.

Cabin Rental on Altamaha River - Sleeps 7 - Central Heat/AC
Separate Cook House - Private Concrete Boat Landing
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Come early and fish for bait. Lake Grace is a great place for bait fishing. Bait fish may not be caught by seining. You can fish with goldfish. A Catfish Stew Cook-Off will be held and organized by the Jesup Shrine Club.

This is the one that did not get away and is the current state record. Unfortunately, he was caught after the first tournament but there is another one out there somewhere ! (Click a picture for a larger view.)

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