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2020 License Fees

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2020 License / Stamp Fees

License Category

Resident

Non-resident

General Fishing License

$8.50

$20.00

7-day Tourist Fishing

NA

$12.50

*Boat License 20 ft or less
(optional)

$40.00

$40.00

*Boat License more than 20 ft (optional)

$50.00

$50.00

Head Boat License

$300.00

$600.00

Charter Boat License

$150.00

$300.00

Guide/Fishing

$100.00

$300.00

Trout Stamp

Resident

Non-resident

Young Angler (12-15)

$2.10

$6.20

Adult (16-64)

$4.20

Before you Fish

Before you go fishing, crabbing, or clamming in Delaware you must:

  • Purchase a 2020 Delaware fishing license and keep it with you while fishing (Fishing License Info).
  • Get a free 2020 FIN number (automatically generated with the purchase of an individual license) and keep it with you while fishing (Fishing License Info).
  • If fishing for freshwater trout get a 2020 trout stamp and affix it to your license (Freshwater Trout Fishing).

While fishing, crabbing, or clamming in Delaware, you must:

  • Abide by size and possession limits.
  • Be aware of area and seasonal closures.

Please be aware that:

  • Delaware does not have fishing license reciprocity with other states. You must have a Delaware fishing license to fish, crab or clam in Delaware.
  • Delaware does not recognize Federal FIN numbers or FIN numbers from other states. You must have a free Delaware FIN (Fishing License Info).
  • You must have a New Jersey FIN number if you fish in New Jersey waters of Delaware Bay.