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Georgia

Fishing

Recreational Fishing License Fees

License

Term

Resident

Non-Resident

Combo Hunting & Fishing Licenses

Combo Hunting & Fishing License

Annual

$30.00

$150.00

One-Day

$5.00

$30.00

+Additional Day

$1.00

$10.00

Apprentice Hunting & Fishing License

One-Day

$5.00

$30.00

Fishing Licenses

Fishing License (Resident: 16–64, Nonresident: 16+)

Annual

$15.00

$50.00

One-Day

see combo

$10.00

+ Additional Day

see combo

$3.50

Optional Youth Fishing License (<16)

Multi-Year1

$10.00

Not Offered

Senior Sportsman’s License (65+)

Annual

$7.00

Not Offered

Trout License (must additionally have a Fishing License)

Annual

$10.00

$25.00

One-Day

$5.00

$10.00

+ Additional Day

$1.00

$2.00

Saltwater Information Program (SIP) Permit (see Recreational Fishing)

Annual

FREE

FREE

Commercial Fishing License

Seasonal

$20.00

$200.00

Disability Fishing License

Annual

$3.00

Not Offered

Three-Year

$9.00

Not Offered

Public Land Access

Georgia Lands Pass

Annual

$30

$60

License

Age

Term

Resident

Non-Resident

Sportsman’s Licenses

Sportsman’s License (Resident: 16–64, Nonresident: 16+)

16-64

Annual

$65.00

$400.00

One-Day

$25.00

$170.00

+ Additional Day

$3.00

$20.00

Optional Youth Sportsman’s License

<16

Multi-Year4

$15.00

Not Offered

Senior Sportsman’s License (65+)

65+

Annual

$7.00

Not Offered

Non-resident Youth Sportsmen’s License

<16

Annual

$50.00

One-Time Honorary Veterans License

One-Year

FREE

Not Offered

Disability Sportsman’s License

Annual

$5.00

Not Offered

Three-Year

$15.00

Not Offered

License

Age

Term

Resident

Non-Resident

Lifetime Licenses

Infant Lifetime Sportsman’s License

Under 2

Lifetime

$500.00

$500.00

Youth Lifetime Sportsman’s License

2-15

Lifetime

$600.00

Not Offered

Adult Lifetime Sportsman’s License

16-49

Lifetime

$750.00

Not Offered

Older Adult Lifetime Sportsman’s License

50-59

Lifetime

$375.00

Not Offered

Senior Discount Lifetime Sportsman’s License

60-64

Lifetime

$315.00

Not Offered

Senior Lifetime Sportsman’s License

65+

Lifetime

$70.00

Not Offered

Senior Lifetime Hunting License

65+

Lifetime

$35.00

Not Offered

Senior Lifetime Fishing License

65+

Lifetime

$35.00

Not Offered

Free Senior Lifetime Sportsman’s License (born on or before June 30, 1952)

see License Requirements

Lifetime

FREE

Not Offered

Military and Veterans Lifetime Sportsman’s License

16-49

Lifetime

$600.00

Not Offered

Non-Resident Grandchild Lifetime Sportsman’s License

2-15

Lifetime

$1,500.00

Shooting Preserve Lifetime License

Lifetime

$75.00

$75.00

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Commercial Fishing Licenses

Most commercial fishing licenses may be purchased by mail. Applications are online.

Freshwater

georgiawildlife.com/licenses-permits-passes/commercial

Saltwater

coastalgadnr.org/CommercialFishing

Licenses may also be purchased from these DNR offices:

One Conservation Way
Brunswick, GA 31520
(912) 264-7237

2065 Hwy. 278 S.E.
Social Circle, GA 30025
(800) 366-2661

Make a Difference

The Trout Unlimited license plate provides vital funding for Georgia’s trout conservation and management programs. For only $25 more than the standard plate, you can help fund stocking trucks, trout feed, equipment, raceway enclosures, habitat improvement and more.

Georgia Trout Unlimited License Plate Graphic

Georgia’s Public Boat Ramps

WRD operates 150 boating access sites across the state providing access to your favorite activities, such as fishing. The purchase of fishing licenses and related equipment helps install and operate these sites. Inappropriate use and vandalism to these sites costs tens of thousands of dollars annually, reducing our ability to provide new opportunities.

You have the power to protect your ramps!

Report vandalism:
www.gadnrle.org/ranger-hotline

Don’t let others take away your recreational opportunities.