Get Fishing License

Get a Fishing License

Department of Fish & Wildlife (CDFW)

You must be at least 18 years of age, and authorized to make online purchases. You will need either a Visa or MasterCard to make a purchase. To purchase a license you must provide the licensee's information including identity (i.e. GO ID, driver's license, etc.), date of birth, address, phone number, physical characteristics, etc. If you are purchasing a fishing license for another customer and do not have this information, you can purchase a resident sport fishing gift voucher. Licenses and privileges are not subject to void, exchange, or refund. ALL SALES ARE FINAL - NO REFUNDS

General Information: 800-565-1458

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Frequently Asked Questions

Licenses are valid for a calendar year (January 1 through December 31) or for the remainder of the calendar year if purchased after January 1.
Any person who is 16 years of age or older must possess a valid sport fishing license when taking any fish, shell fish, reptile, or amphibian in California Fish and Game Code Section 7145). Fish and Game Code Section 86 defines take as: hunt, pursue, catch, capture, or kill, or attempt to hunt, pursue, catch, capture or kill.

Related Links

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SPORT FISHING - Annual and short-term licenses • Sport fishing validations • Report cards • Gift vouchers for resident annual sport fishing licenses (may be ... https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/licensing/online-sales

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If you are purchasing a fishing license for another customer and do not have this information, you can purchase a resident sport fishing gift voucher. Licenses ... http://www.ca.gov/Agencies/Fish-Wildlife-Department-of/Agency-Services/Get-a-Fishing-License

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Online License Sales and Service: Buy a license, tag, validation or report card. Renew a lifetime license. ... And more! Report Fishing Harvest or Hunting Harvest  ... https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/licensing

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Which SPORT FISHING license items can be purchased online? ... How can I get a duplicate if I lose my license that was purchased online? To obtain a ... https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Licensing/Online-Sales/Frequently-Asked-Questions

Commercial Fishing Licenses

Items purchased from Online License Sales and Services will include five ... Resident Commercial Fishing License, $136.73, Required for any resident 16 years ... https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Licensing/Commercial/Descriptions

How to Renew Your Lifetime License

If you renew your license online, log in using your last name, date of birth and GO ID (from your fishing or hunting license). Select "Purchase Licenses" from the ... https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/licensing/lifetime