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Get A Fishing License In Alabama


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License Type Resident Prices Non-Resident Prices
1-Day N/A $7.50 (public fishing lakes only)
7-Day N/A $29.95
Annual $13.85 $53.30
Saltwater Annual $24.35 $52.20

Fishing is plentiful in Alabama. With both freshwater and saltwater fishing opportunities, there’s a lot of variety to enjoy.

If you’re over the age of 16, but under the age of 65, you’ll need a valid fishing license before you go fishing in Alabama.

The exception is for Alabama residents (with a valid Alabama driver's license or state ID). If you are a resident, you can go fishing with proof of residency if you only fish from a freshwater bank, and only use live bait hook and line fishing techniques.

Other types of fishing are available in Alabama, including spearfishing, and wire basket fishing. These are an additional small fee on top of your existing fishing license. 

Annual fishing licenses in Alabama are on a set schedule. They are valid from Sept 1st to August 31st. Owning property in Alabama does not qualify you for resident prices and privileges unless you also have an Alabama driver license or state ID.

You are required to have proof of residence, your fishing license (when required), or a non-resident fishing license on you at all times while fishing in Alabama. Alabama also offers different pricing for disabled individuals and disabled veterans. More detailed fishing license information can be found on the Alabama state fishing website.

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