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License Descriptions & Fees — Fishing

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Resident Fishing Licenses: Valid: 9/1/18 – 8/31/19 (unless otherwise indicated)

Category

License Type

Description/info

Fee

Sport Fishing License

Freshwater: Annual* Required for residents 16 years of age and under 65 years of age who fish with rod and reel, hook and line, or from a boat in public waters. This license is not required to fish with ordinary hook and line, only from bank in county of legal residence. Includes privileges of Wildlife Heritage License. $13.55
Saltwater: Annual* $23.80
Saltwater: 7-Day Trip Trip licenses are valid for 168 consecutive hours. $9.95

Public Fishing Lakes Daily Fishing License (see Public Fishing Lakes)

Public Fishing Lakes In lieu of a regular fishing license, a resident may purchase to fish for 1 day at any WFF Division owned Public Fishing Lake. (Not valid in other public reservoirs, lakes and rivers.) Trip is valid for 1 day $6.20

Physically Disabled Freshwater Fishing 3-Day Event License

Freshwater Trip Event must be sanctioned by DCNR. Allows up to 20 physically disabled persons and their assistant to fish on one event license. $5.00 for each additional participant. $100.00

Disabled Fishing License

Freshwater Annual (totally disabled) Present certification of permanent disability benefit to your local Probate/License Commissioner Office for issuance. Includes privileges of Wildlife Heritage License. $3.00
Veterans Appreciation (20% disabled) Present certification by the U.S. Veterans Administration to be 20% or more disabled to your local Probate/License Commissioner Office for issuance. Includes privileges of Wildlife Heritage License. $3.10
Saltwater Annual (totally disabled) Present certification of permanent disability benefit to your local Probate/License Commissioner Office for issuance. $3.00

Freshwater Commercial Fishing License

Annual 12 month residency proof required. Required for use of any commercial gear. Valid: 10/1/18 – 9/30/19 $100.00
Retail Freshwater Fish Dealer Required to sell commercial or nongame fish direct to the consumer. Valid: 10/1/18 – 9/30/19 $11.00
Wholesale Freshwater Fish Dealer Required to sell commercial or nongame fish for resale. Valid: 10/1/18 – 9/30/19 $26.00

Freshwater MUssel License

Catcher 12 month residency proof required. Valid: 10/1/18 – 9/30/19 $251.00
Dealer or Buyer 12 month residency proof required. Valid: 10/1/18 – 9/30/19 $101.00

Spear Fishing License

Annual Valid for fresh and saltwater. Must also have appropriate sportfishing license. $6.00

Nonresident Fishing Licenses: Valid: 9/1/18 – 8/31/19 (unless otherwise indicated)

Category

License Type

Description/info

Fee

Sport Fishing License

Freshwater: Annual Required for nonresidents 16 years of age and older.

Required in any public water regardless of tackle used.

Special fishing license fees may apply to residents of Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, & Tennessee.

$52.00
Freshwater: 7-Day Trip Trip licenses are valid for 168 consecutive hours. $29.25
Saltwater: Annual ­— $50.95
Saltwater: 7-Day Trip Trip licenses are valid for 168 consecutive hours. $28.20

Public Fishing Lakes Daily Fishing License (See

Public Fishing Lakes)

Daily In lieu of a regular fishing license, a nonresident may purchase to fish at any WFF Division owned Public Fishing Lake. (Not valid in other public reservoirs, lakes and rivers.) Trip is valid for 1 day $7.30
Annual Expires August 31 $12.60

Freshwater Fishing Family Trip License

Freshwater Trip Allows nonresidents to add up to 4 additional immediate family members to their Sport Fishing License. Trip is valid for 3 days $29.25

Physically Disabled Freshwater Fishing 3-Day Event License

Freshwater Trip Event must be sanctioned by DCNR. Allows up to 20 physically disabled persons and their assistant to fish on one event license. $5.00 for each additional participate. ­— $100.00

Freshwater Commercial Fishing License

Freshwater Commercial Same as nonresident license in applicant’s resident state, please call 334-242-3465. Valid: 10/1/18 – 9/30/19 Varies
Retail Freshwater Fish Dealer Required to sell commercial or nongame fish direct to the consumer. Valid: 10/1/18 – 9/30/19 $11.00
Wholesale Freshwater Fish Dealer Required to sell commercial or nongame fish for resale. Valid: 10/1/18 – 9/30/19 $26.00

Freshwater Mussel License

Catcher Includes residents with less than 12 month residency proof. Valid: 10/1/18 – 9/30/19 $751.00
Dealer or Buyer Includes residents with less than 12 month residency proof. Valid: 10/1/18 – 9/30/19 $301.00

Spear Fishing License

Annual Valid for fresh and saltwater. Must also have appropriate sportfishing license. $8.50
7-day trip $3.50