Arizona Fishing License

The Arizona Fishing License category covers everything you need to legally and responsibly fish in Arizona. Learn about license fees, residency requirements, regulations for various species, and popular fishing spots across the state. Get tips for securing your license online or from local vendors. Includes resources for replacing lost licenses.

Arizona fishing

How Much Is a Fishing License in Arizona?

Discover all you need to know about obtaining an Arizona fishing license in 2024. Our in-depth guide covers license types, costs, age requirements, where to buy, and the importance of supporting conservation efforts. Stay legal and make unforgettable fishing memories!

Free Fishing Days in Arizona

Free Fishing Days in Arizona: Dates, Locations, and Tips

Fishing is a beloved pastime in Arizona, offering a chance to enjoy the state’s stunning natural beauty while reeling in a variety of exciting fish species. If you’re eager to cast a line but don’t want to commit to purchasing

Roosevelt Lake, AZ

Top 10 Fishing Spots in Arizona

Arizona is home to some of the best fishing in the Southwest. With over 500 lakes and streams, the state offers outstanding angling opportunities for warm water species like bass, sunfish, catfish, trout, and more. Whether you enjoy casting from


All anglers aged 10 and older, both residents and non-residents, need a valid Arizona fishing license to fish in any public waters in the state. There are a few exceptions, such as youth under 10 and blind residents.

Arizona offers several types of fishing licenses:

  • General fishing license (resident and non-resident)
  • Combo hunt and fish license (resident and non-resident)
  • Youth combo hunt & fish license
  • Short-term combo hunt & fish license
  • Community fishing license
  • Special licenses like lifetime and high achievement scout licenses

License costs vary based on the type and residency status. For example, a resident general fishing license is $37 while a non-resident license is $55. Youth combo licenses are $5 for both residents and non-residents. See the AZGFD website for a full list of current license fees.

Fishing licenses can be purchased online through the Arizona Game and Fish Department website, at any AZGFD office, or from licensed dealers throughout the state. All licenses are valid for 365 days from the date of purchase.

Yes, even if you are fishing with a licensed guide, you still need to have your own valid Arizona fishing license if you are 10 years of age or older. Fishing guides in Arizona are also required to have a guide license from the state.

In addition to having a valid license, anglers must follow all Arizona fishing regulations including daily bag limits, possession limits, seasons, legal methods of take, and area closures. Consult the current Arizona Fishing Regulations booklet for full details before fishing.

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