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 according to 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. Fish and Game Codes can be found at www.leginfo.ca.gov.

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