Arkansas Fishing License

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Question: At what age do I need a license to fish in Arkansas?

Answer: Anyone 16 years of age or older must have a valid Arkansas fishing license to take or attempt to take fish and/or frogs in Arkansas, unless you are fishing in a licensed “put-and-take” pay lake.

Question: Are there additional permits or stamps required to fish for trout in Arkansas?

Answer: Yes. Anglers 16 and older must also have a valid trout permit to keep trout or fish in designated waters in Arkansas. 

Question: Do I need a permit or stamp to fish for gar in Arkansas?

Answer: Yes. An Alligator Gar Permit (AGP) is required. An Alligator Gar Trophy Tag (AGT) is also required to harvest any alligator gar over 36″ (see Alligator Gar Permit section below).

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How much is an Arkansas fishing license cost online?

Fishing licenses in Arkansas can range from under $2.00 for a resident military fishing license to about $1,000.00 for a lifetime combo fish/hunt license. Take a look below for all the resident and nonresident fishing licenses and prices.

Arkansas Resident Fishing License Prices

Arkansas Resident Two-day Sport Fishing License:

$25.66  BUY NOW

Arkansas Resident Lifetime Trout Permit (PLT): May be purchased with Lifetime Fishing Licenses.

$10.00  BUY NOW

Arkansas Resident Fisheries Conservation License (FSH): A resident can fish the waters of the state with sport fishing tackle. A Resident Trout Permit must also be purchased to keep trout or to fish in certain waters.

$10.50  BUY NOW

Arkansas Resident Combo Sportsman’s License (CS): Combo of Resident Sportsman’s License (RS) and the Resident Fisheries Conservation License (FSH). Valid through June 30.

$35.50  BUY NOW

Arkansas Resident 3-Day Trip Fishing License (RT3): A resident can fish the waters of the state with sport fishing tackle for a specified and consecutive 3-day period. A Resident Trout Permit must also be purchased to keep trout or to fish in certain waters.

$6.50  BUY NOW

Arkansas Resident Trout Permit (TPR): A must have to be able to keep trout or to fish in certain waters. Not required for holders of the Non-expiring Lifetime Resident Hunting and Fishing Sportsman’s Permit or for holders of the 65- Plus Lifetime License and Trout Permit

$10.00  BUY NOW

Arkansas Resident Fishing Guide License (GLF): Required of any resident who guides, aids or assists another person for pay or other consideration in the taking of fish. (This license does not include fishing privileges.)

$25.00  BUY NOW

Arkansas Resident White River Border Lakes License (WRL): Allows Arkansas residents that own a fishing license to fish in the Missouri waters of Bull Shoals, Norfork and Table Rock lakes without a nonresident fishing license from Missouri.

$10.00  BUY NOW

Arkansas Resident 3-Year Disability License (RDF): Allows an Arkansas resident to fish the waters of the state with sport fishing tackle. A Resident Trout Permit needed as well.

Arkansas Resident 3-Year Disability Combo License (RDC): Allows all totally and permanently disabled persons privileges of the Resident Sportsman’s License (hunting) and the Resident Fisheries Conservation License (fishing). 

Arkansas Resident Mobility Impaired Access Permit: Mobility impaired classificaiton: cannot walk without the permanent use of a brace, cane, crutch, prosthetic device, wheelchair, or walker; permanently restricted by lung disease.

Arkansas Resident 65+ Lifetime Fishing License: Allows an Arkansas resident 65 years of age or older to the privileges of the Resident Fisheries Conservation License. A Lifetime Trout Permit also required.

$10.50 with Application

Arkansas Resident 65+ Lifetime Combo License: Allows an Arkansas resident 65 years of age or older Sportsman’s License (hunting) and the Resident Fisheries Conservation License. A Lifetime Trout Permit also required.

$35.50 with Application

Arkansas Resident 65+ Lifetime Trout Permit (PLT): This permit is also available from the AGFC Little Rock Office and AGFC Regional Offices if you want to purchase a license in person. 

$10.00  BUY NOW

Arkansas Nonexpiring Lifetime Resident Hunting and Fishing Sportsman’s Permit: Allows residents at any age to to purchase the Resident Sportsman’s License (hunting) and the Resident Fisheries Conservation License (fishing). Fees for trout permits, leased lands permits, alligator permits, elk permits, state waterfowl stamps and wildlife management area permit hunts are waived with this license.

$1,000.00 with Application

Arkansas Resident Military Lifetime and Combo Fishing License Price

Arkansas Resident Disabled Military Veteran Lifetime Fishing License (VLF): Allows residents that are totally and permanently disabled veterans the Resident Fisheries Conservation License. A Resident Trout Permit also required.

$1.50 with Application

Arkansas Resident Disabled Military Veteran Lifetime Combo License (VLC): Allows residents that are totally and permanently disabled veterans the privileges of the Resident Sportsman’s License (hunting) and the Resident Fisheries Conservation License (fishing). A Trout Permit also required.

$3.00 with Application

Arkansas Resident Disabled Military Veteran Lifetime Combo License (VLL): Allows any resident disabled veteran who has a service connected disability rating of 70% or higher or has a service connected disability rating of 50% or higher with a Purple Heart to hunting, fishing, trout, and state duck stamp privileges. 

$52.50 with Application

Arkansas Resident Military Retiree Lifetime Fishing License (MRF): Allows military retirees the privileges of the Resident Fisheries Conservation License. A Resident Trout Permit also required.

$10.50 with Application

Arkansas Resident Military Retiree Lifetime Combo License (MRC): Allows military retirees the privileges of the Resident Sportsman’s License (hunting) and the Resident Fisheries Conservation License (fishing). A Trout Permit also required.

$35.50 with Application

How much does an Arkansas nonresident fishing license cost online?

Arkansas Nonresident Fishing License Prices

Arkansas Nonresident Annual Fishing License (NRF): Required for all nonresidents to fish the waters of the state with sport fishing tackle. A Nonresident Trout Permit also must be purchased to keep trout or to fish in certain waters.

$50.00  BUY NOW

Arkansas Nonresident Trout Permit (TPN): Required for all nonresidents to keep all trout or to fish in certain waters in addition to a Nonresident Annual or Trip Fishing License.

$20.00  BUY NOW

Arkansas Nonresident 3-Day Trip Fishing License (NT3): Required for all nonresidents to fish the waters of the state with sport fishing tackle for the 3-day period specified. A Nonresident Trout Permit also must be purchased to keep trout or to fish in certain waters.

$16.00  BUY NOW

Arkansas Nonresident 7-Day Trip Fishing License (NT7): Required for all nonresidents to fish the waters of the state with sport fishing tackle for the three-day period specified. A Nonresident Trout Permit also must be purchased to keep trout or to fish in certain waters.

$25.00  BUY NOW

Arkansas Nonresident Fishing Guide License (GNF): Required of any resident who guides, aids or assists another person for pay or other consideration in the taking of fish.          (This license does not include fishing privileges.)

$150.00  BUY NOW

Arkansas Alligator Gar Fishing Permit

Arkansas Alligator Gar Fishing Permit (AGP): Required for all anglers to fish for alligator gar. Permit expires Dec. 31. An Alligator Gar Trophy Tag (AGT) is also required to harvest an alligator gar over 36 inches. Apply Nov. 1-Dec. 31.

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All information listed above can also be seen on the fishing license page of the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission website.