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License Descriptions & Fees – Fishing

Hunting Regulations Icon Alabama Hunting & Fishing

RESIDENT FISHING LICENSES: Valid: 9/1/16 – 8/31/17 (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.

$13.10

Saltwater:
Annual*

$23.00

Saltwater:
7-Day Trip

Trip licenses are valid for 168 consecutive hours.

$9.70

State Lakes Daily Fishing License

State Lakes Daily

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

Trip is valid for 1 day

$6.15

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

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: 10/1/16 – 9/30/17

$100.00

Retail Freshwater Fish Dealer

Required to sell commercial or nongame fish
direct to the consumer.
Valid: 10/1/16 – 9/30/17

$11.00

Wholesale
Freshwater
Fish Dealer

Required to sell commercial or nongame fish for resale.
Valid: 10/1/16 – 9/30/17

$26.00

Freshwater MUssel License

Catcher

12 month residency proof required.
Valid: 10/1/16 – 9/30/17

$251.00

Dealer or Buyer

12 month residency proof required.
Valid: 10/1/16 – 9/30/17

$101.00

spear fishing license

Annual

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

$6.00

* Residents 64 years of age purchasing a hunting or fishing license are issued the license on a lifetime basis. Saltwater fishing license also required when saltwater fishing by use of any artificial bait, fly, lure, gig, cast net, bow, crab trap (five or less) or spear.

Game fish may not be caught by any method other than ordinary hook and line, fly, troll, or spinner. The sale or purchase of game fish taken from public water is prohibited by law in Alabama.

NOTE: Residents 65 years of age and over are exempt from buying freshwater and saltwater fishing licenses, hunting licenses, wildlife management area license or state duck stamp (federal stamp required), ­provided said resident has on his person, while hunting or fishing, a driver’s license or proof of permanent Alabama residence and age. If fishing in saltwater, residents 65 and over are required to register in the Saltwater Angler Registry each year.

LICENSE PRIVILEGE (by age)

Under 2

2–11

12–49

50+

Freshwater Fishing License*

$165.65

$220.60

$275.55

$165.65

Hunting License*

$330.45

$440.30

$550.00

$330.45

Saltwater Fishing License

$275.55

$330.45

$385.35

$275.55

Hunting & Freshwater
Fishing License*

$495.20

$550.00

$769.70

$495.20

Hunting & Saltwater
Fishing License*

$604.90

$769.70

$934.45

$604.90

Freshwater & Saltwater
Fishing License*

$440.30

$550.00

$659.90

$440.30

Hunting, Freshwater &
Saltwater Fishing License*

$769.70

$879.50

$1,154.10

$769.70

Wildlife Heritage License

$220.60

$220.60

$220.60

$220.60

* Includes the privileges of the Wildlife Heritage License.

Lifetime fishing licenses purchased prior to April 1, 1992 include saltwater.

For Alabama residents 16 -18 years of age without a driver’s license. Call (334) 242-3465 for further information.

RESIDENT LIFETIME LICENSES

NONRESIDENT FISHING LICENSES: Valid: 9/1/16 – 8/31/17 (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.

$50.30

Freshwater:
7-Day Trip

Trip licenses are valid for 168 consecutive hours.

$28.35

Saltwater:
Annual

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$49.25

Saltwater:
7-Day Trip

Trip licenses are valid for 168 consecutive hours.

$27.30

State Lakes Daily Fishing License

Daily

In lieu of a regular fishing license, a non-resident may purchase to fish at any WFF Division owned State Lake. Not valid in other public reservoirs, lakes and rivers.

Trip is valid for 1 day

$7.20

Annual

Expires August 31

$12.30

Freshwater Fishing Family Trip License

Freshwater Trip

Allows non-residents to add up to 4 additional immediate family members to their Sport Fishing License.

Trip is valid for 3 days

$28.35

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.

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$100.00

Freshwater commercial fishing license

Freshwater
Commercial

Same as nonresident license in applicant’s
resident state, please call 334-242-3465.
Valid: 10/1/16 – 9/30/17

Varies

Retail Freshwater Fish Dealer

Required to sell commercial or nongame fish
direct to the consumer.
Valid: 10/1/16 – 9/30/17

$11.00

Wholesale Freshwater Fish Dealer

Required to sell commercial or nongame fish
for resale.
Valid: 10/1/16 – 9/30/17

$26.00

Freshwater MUssel License

Catcher

Includes residents with less than 12 month
residency proof. Valid: 10/1/16 – 9/30/17

$751.00

Dealer or Buyer

Includes residents with less than 12 month
residency proof. Valid: 10/1/16 – 9/30/17

$301.00

spear fishing license

Annual

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

$8.50

7-day trip

$3.50

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