Where can I purchase a fishing license?

One of the most important and often forgotten items every angler needs is a fishing license. There are state by state variations to rules when it comes to obtaining a fishing license and nearly all states have an online system to manage this process.  The question of type license and whether you need a license to fish in your area is best determined by your state or local government.

If purchasing your license online is not a good fit acquiring a license from your state or local government or at select retail stores in your area might be a good alternative. Possibly the top benefit of purchasing online is the convenience and the ability to re-print the license in the event that it is lost.

Each state has their own rules, regulations and license types (daily, weekly, annual, lifetime). Find your state in the listing below to learn more about licensing rules and regulations in your state direct from the source.