Licenses, Permits & Fees
Licenses and fishing-related permits are valid from date of purchase to Dec. 31 of each year.
Ages 16–64 yrs. - $22.50
(Buddy License* $11.75)
Senior Resident Fishing
Ages 65–69 yrs. - $12.50
70 & over - Free
Resident Trout Stamp
Ages 16–69 yrs. - $10.50
Age 16 yrs. and older - $34
(Buddy License* $17.50)
Non-resident Trout Stamp - $20
Non-resident 2-Day Vacation Fishing - $9
Non-resident 7-Day Vacation Fishing - $19.50
All-Around Sportsman (includes resident fishing, firearm hunting and bow/arrow hunting licenses) - $72.25
(Buddy License* $62.50)
* See License Information for more information on the Buddy License.
WMA Boat Ramp Permit - $15
Available online or through license agents
Water Lowering, Fish Stocking, Baitfish Collecting, Fish Tagging Permits - $2
Scientific Collecting Permits - $22
Available through the Bureau of Freshwater Fisheries
Commercial Snapping Turtles and Frog Permits
Applications available on NJ Fish & Wildlife's website. Questions pertaining to these two permits can be answered at (609) 223-6056.