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License Type Resident Prices Non-Resident Prices
3-Day N/A $40.50
Annual N/A $50.00
Annual Trout $22.00 $99.00 (includes other species)
County of Residence Fishing $11.00 N/A

Tennessee’s southern vistas are far from the only thing attracting people to the state.

Tennessee does not require anglers to have a fishing license prior to age 13. After age 13 all anglers are required to carry a license any time they are fishing or transporting fish. 

There are a wide variety of hunting and fishing combination licenses available. Other sportsman licenses provide additional privileges. Some residents may additionally qualify for lifetime Tennessee fishing licenses.

Seniors, active military service members, and individuals with disabilities are all potentially able to get discounts on regular fishing licenses prices within the state of Tennessee.

Free fishing days, and the free fishing week in Tennessee do not require anglers to have or carry their fishing license, however, all other Tennessee fishing regulations are still in place those days.

Trout are also additionally regulated in Tennessee. If you would like to fish for trout in the state, be sure you have the appropriate license and are aware of trout specific bag limits and regulations.

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