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License Type Resident Prices Non-Resident Prices
1-Day N/A N/A
3-Day $6.50 $16.00
Annual $10.50 $50.00
Trout Permit $10.00 $20.00

Arkansas is a beautiful state for fishing. Like any state, it's important to familiarize yourself with Arkansas' specific and location-specific regulations. Trout fishing in Arkansas is only available in some locations and requires an additional permit along with your regular fishing license.

Fortunately, Arkansas is one of the states that offers short-term and annual fishing licenses for residents and non-residents alike, giving you a lot of options for controlling the cost of your fishing.

Residents and non-residents both need a fishing license if you’re 16 years old or older. For fishing, you must be a resident for at least 60 days and have declared Arkansas as your primary state of residence before you purchase the license.

Arkansas also has some bait and fish type restrictions. It’s important to make sure, especially if you’re coming in from out of state, that you know which baits you can use, and what fish should not be harvested.

Bag and possession limits are the same for both residents and non-resident anglers.

Disabled persons are able to purchase fishing licenses at a lower rate if they meet specific requirements. Fishing guides, commercial fishing, and other fishing-related industries all require different permitting in addition to or separate from your sport fishing license.

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