Fishing

General Information
Clicking here will take you to the website for the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR). This site offers a host of information and reports and also provides a link allowing you to purchase a hunting and/or fishing license online. This is a new feature offered by DCNR in partnership with Alabama.gov. The site offers a convenient and secure opportunity to acquire the licenses necessary to pursue outdoor recreational activities.

If you are not comfortable with conducting financial business over the internet, you may visit any of our convenient locations and the staff will be glad to assist you in completing your transaction.

A valid fishing license is required for Alabama residents between the ages of 16 and 64 who fish with rod and reel or artificial bait. This license is also required to fish with hook and line outside your county of legal residence. Residents 65 years of age and over are exempt from buying fishing licenses provided the resident has on his/her person while fishing a driver's license or proof of permanent Alabama residence and age. Fishing licenses must be renewed annually. Residents of Alabama may also apply for and buy a lifetime fishing license which requires no renewal.

Non-residents - All non-residents 16 years of age and older must have a license to fish in the state of Alabama. This license is required for fishing in any public water regardless of tackle used. Non-residents can also obtain a freshwater or saltwater fishing trip license good for seven (7) consecutive days.