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License Fees

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Type Resident Fee Nonresident Fee
Senior (70+) $5

Annual Fishing

valid one full year (365 days) from the date of purchase

$25 (ages 16 - 69)

$5 (ages 70+)

7-Day Fishing $12 $28
1-Day Fishing $5 $10


(Hunting & Fishing)


Note: A Canadian license is required if you plan to fish Canadian waters.

Note: Native American license(s) is required if you plan to fish Cattaraugus or Tuscarora Indian Reservation waters.

Refer to your New York State Freshwater Fishing Regulations Booklet or vist the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation website at for updated information

Licenses can be purchased through license-issuing agents around the state such as local tackle shops, town clerks, big box stores like Wal-Mart, K-Mart, etc.

Licenses can also be purchased through the Internet or by phone: