Alabama Fishing License

Buy An Alabama Fishing License Online Today.

A Saltwater Angler Registration is required for all Alabama residents 16 years of age and older who are not required to purchase an annual Alabama saltwater fishing license such as those 65 years of age and older, have a lifetime saltwater license, or fish exclusively on a pier that has purchased a pier license. The registration is free.

Alabama residents and nonresidents under the age of 16 are exempt from needing a license.

Alabama residents 65 years of age and older are also exempt from needing a fishing license to fish.

All Alabama fishing licenses expire on August 31 each year.

– Annual and seven-day trip licenses are available for residents and nonresidents.

– This license is also required for cast netting, flounder gigging and recreational crab traps.

PRICES DISCLOSURE: We do our best to stay current, but prices can change without notice to us. The prices below may or may not be the exact current prices for the license(s) listed.

How much does an Alabama fishing license cost online?

Fishing licenses in Alabama can range from under $5.00 for a daily fishing license to just under $300.00 for a lifetime fishing license. Take a look below for all the resident and nonresident fishing licenses and prices.

Alabama Resident Freshwater License Prices

Alabama Resident Freshwater Fishing License:

$14.05  BUY NOW

Alabama Resident Optional 65+ Freshwater Fishing License: Provides a way for those who are exempt from being required to purchase an annual freshwater fishing license to continue supporting wildlife and fisheries programs in Alabama.

$13.85  BUY NOW

Alabama Resident Freshwater Public Fishing Lakes Daily License: Instead of buying a resident freshwater fishing license, residents can buy a one-day pass for any WFF Division owned Public Fishing Lake. (This one-day pass may not be used in major rivers or lakes)

$6.45  BUY NOW

Alabama Resident 100% Physically Disabled Freshwater Fishing License: 

$3.05  BUY NOW

Alabama Resident Freshwater Military Veteran’s Appreciation Fishing License: 

$3.15  BUY NOW

Alabama Resident Disabled Freshwater 3-Day Event Fishing License: Allows for sanctioned events for up to 20 disabled participants (plus 20 assistants). Assistants may fish as well, but must remain with disabled angler. Valid for 72 consecutive hours.

$100.00  BUY NOW

Alabama Resident Wildlife Heritage License: Allows Alabama residents ages 16 – 64 to fish in freshwater statewide with hook and line from a bank and fishing in WFF-operated Public Fishing Lakes. (This license is included in the issuance of a resident fishing license)

$11.60  BUY NOW

Alabama Resident Freshwater Spearfishing License: 

$6.00  BUY NOW

Alabama Resident Freshwater Wirebasket License: See website at Freshwater Fishing Recreational Licenses – Resident for more details

Prices Vary

Additional details for the above licenses and fees can be found on the Freshwater Fishing Recreational Licenses – Resident portion of the Alabama Outdoor website.

Alabama Resident Saltwater License Prices

Annual saltwater fishing licenses start on September 1 and run through August 31 of the following calendar year. If you purchase your license after September 1, it will still be effective through August 31 of the following year.

Alabama Resident Annual Saltwater Fishing:

$24.35  BUY NOW

Alabama Resident Trip Saltwater Fishing:

$10.15  BUY NOW

Alabama Resident Pier Saltwater Fishing:

$6.40  BUY NOW

Alabama Resident Spearfishing Saltwater Fishing Required for anglers 16 years of age and older:

$6.40  BUY NOW

Alabama Resident Disabled Saltwater Fishing:

$3.05  BUY NOW

Alabama Resident Disabled VET Saltwater Fishing (20%):

$3.15  BUY NOW

Alabama Resident Disabled Saltwater Fishing Three-Day Event License: Click on APPLICATION (PDF download is at the bottom of the page)

Alabama Resident Disabled Military VET Saltwater Fishing License: Click on APPLICATION (PDF download is at the bottom of the page)

Reef Fish Endorsement Required for anglers 16 years of age and older:

$10.00  BUY NOW

How much is an Alabama lifetime fishing license online?

Alabama Resident Lifetime Freshwater License Prices

Alabama Resident Lifetime Freshwater Fishing License | Under 2 years:

$178.75  BUY NOW

Alabama Resident Lifetime Freshwater Fishing License | Ages: 2 – 11:

$238.10  BUY NOW

Alabama Resident Lifetime Freshwater Fishing License | Ages 12 – 49:

$297.45  BUY NOW

Alabama Resident Lifetime Freshwater Fishing License | Ages 50+: 

$178.75  BUY NOW

Alabama Replacement Lifetime Fishing License: 

$5.00  BUY NOW

Alabama Optional Senior Lifetime Freshwater Fishing License: 

$35.00  BUY NOW

See the Lifetime License section on the Alabama Outdoor website for more detail.

Alabama Resident Lifetime Saltwater License Prices

Alabama Resident Lifetime Saltwater Fishing License | Under 2 years old:

$297.45  BUY NOW

Alabama Resident Lifetime Saltwater Fishing License | Ages: 2 – 11:

$356.75  BUY NOW

Alabama Resident Lifetime Saltwater Fishing License | Ages 12 – 49:

$416.05  BUY NOW

Alabama Resident Lifetime Saltwater Fishing License | Ages 50+: 

$297.45  BUY NOW

Alabama Replacement Lifetime Fishing License: 

$5.00  BUY NOW

See the Lifetime License section on the Alabama Outdoor website for more detail.

How much does an Alabama nonresident fishing license cost online?

Alabama Nonresident Freshwater License Prices

Alabama Nonresident Annual Freshwater Fishing License: 

$54.20  BUY NOW

Alabama Nonresident 7-Day Trip Freshwater Fishing License: 

$30.40  BUY NOW

Alabama Nonresident Family 3-Day Trip Freshwater Fishing License: 

$30.40  BUY NOW

Alabama Nonresident College Student Fishing License: 

$14.05  BUY NOW

Alabama Nonresident Freshwater Public Lakes Fishing License: Annual

$13.10  BUY NOW

Alabama Nonresident Freshwater Public Lakes Fishing License: Daily            (valid only on state-owned Public Fishing Lakes)

$7.55  BUY NOW

Alabama Nonresident Freshwater Spearfishing License: Annual

$8.50  BUY NOW

Alabama Nonresident Freshwater Spearfishing License: 7-Day Trip

$3.50  BUY NOW

Alabama Nonresident Freshwater Wirebasket Fishing License: See website at Freshwater Fishing Recreational Licenses – Nonresident for more details

Prices Vary

Alabama Nonresident Disabled Freshwater 3-Day Event Fishing License: Allows for sanctioned events for up to 20 disabled participants (plus 20 assistants). Assistants may fish as well, but must remain with disabled angler. Valid for 72 consecutive hours.

$100.00  BUY NOW

Where can I buy an Alabama fishing license?

Alabama fishing licenses are available ONLINE on the Outdoor Alabama website.

Here are some of the best places to fish in Alabama.

All information listed above can also be seen directly on the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources website.