Utah Fishing License

The Utah Fishing License category covers everything you need to know about legally fishing in Utah‘s world-class waters. Find guides on the different types of fishing licenses available for residents and non-residents, including prices and where to purchase them. Get answers to frequently asked questions about youth and senior exemptions, free fishing days, and more. Stay up-to-date on regulation changes impacting license requirements. Whether you‘re a local angler or visiting from out-of-state, this is your resource for ensuring you have the proper Utah fishing license.


Utah fishing license costs vary based on residency, age, and license duration. For example, a resident annual fishing license for ages 18-64 is $34, while a non-resident 3-day license is $24.

You can purchase a Utah fishing license online through the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources website, at DWR offices, from licensed agents like sporting goods stores, or by phone at 1-800-221-0659.

No, children under the age of 12 can fish in Utah without a license. However, anyone 12 and older must have a valid fishing license to fish in the state’s waters.

Yes, Utah offers lifetime fishing licenses for residents. Prices vary based on age, with a lifetime license for a child under 14 costing $386 and for an adult 65 and older costing $165.

No, a Utah fishing license is only valid for fishing within the state of Utah. If you plan to fish in other states, you’ll need to obtain the appropriate licenses for those locations.

Fishing without a valid license in Utah can result in fines and other penalties. The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources may also revoke your fishing privileges for knowingly violating the state’s fishing regulations.

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