Delaware Fishing License

Buy A Delaware Fishing License Online Today.

Delaware fishing licenses are valid for the calendar year.

A Delaware fishing license covers both fresh and tidal waters and is valid for recreational crabbing and clamming. 

Children under the age of 16 are exempt from the fishing license requirements and FIN requirement in the state of Delaware.

Residents of the State of Delaware age 65 years and older are exempt from fishing license requirements, but must have proof of age and residency to fish in Delaware.

Any resident who owns or lives on a farm in Delaware containing 20 or more acres and the members of his or her immediate family who reside on the farm may fish on that farm without a fishing license.

Delaware residents and nonresidents are exempt from fishing license requirements if they are the operator of a vehicle with a valid Delaware surf fishing vehicle permit when that vehicle is located on a designated Delaware State Park beach.

Delaware residents that are patients in a rehabilitation hospital under the Department of Health and Social Services do NOT need a fishing license to fish in Delaware.

Delaware residents who are legally blind do NOT need a fishing license to fish in Delaware.

Any person who fishes in a Delaware fee-fishing facility, registered as such with the Department of Agriculture, does NOT need a fishing license in to fish in Delaware.

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 a Delaware fishing license cost online?

Fishing licenses in Delaware can range from under $9.00 for a Resident Annual fishing license to just about $300.00 for a Head Boat license. Take a look below for all the resident and nonresident fishing licenses and prices.

NOTE: All fishing licenses are subject to an additional $2.50 fee and all stamps are subject to an additional $1.00 fee if you buy from a licensed agent.

Delaware Resident Fishing License Prices

Delaware Resident Annual Fishing License | Ages 16 – 64

$8.50  BUY NOW

Delaware Resident Trout Stamp | Ages 16 – 64

$4.20  BUY NOW

Delaware Resident Young Angler Trout Stamp | Ages 12 – 15

$2.10  BUY NOW

Delaware Resident Boat and Guide Fishing License Prices

Delaware Resident Boat Fishing License – 20 feet or less

$40.00  BUY NOW

Delaware Resident Boat Fishing License – Over 20 feet

$50.00  BUY NOW

Delaware Resident Head Boat License: Agent fee N/A here

$300.00  BUY NOW

Delaware Resident Charter Boat License: Agent Fee N/A here

$150.00  BUY NOW

Delaware Resident Fishing Guide License

$100.00  BUY NOW

NOTE for Delaware residents that served in Operations Iraqi Freedom or Enduring Freedom: 

Residents who served 90 or more days in in Operation Iraqi Freedom or Enduring Freedom are eligible for a one-time license exemption for the first 12 months following the date they were honorably discharged or removed from active status.

Qualified applicants must complete the Military Delaware Resident License Application and submit it directly to the Division of Fish & Wildlife. Please allow up to 4 weeks for processing.

NOTE for Service-Connected Disabilities:

Veterans with at least a 60% service-connected disability rating are eligible for a veteran license exemption.

Qualified applicants must complete the Disabled Veteran Exempt Application and submit it directly to the Division of Fish & Wildlife. Please allow up to 4 weeks for processing.

How much does a Delaware nonresident fishing license cost online?

Delaware Nonresident Fishing License Prices

Delaware Nonresident Annual Fishing License | Ages 16 and Older

$20.00  BUY NOW

Delaware Nonresident 7-Day Fishing License | Ages 16 and Older

$12.50  BUY NOW

Delaware Nonresident Trout Stamp | Ages 12 and Older

$6.20  BUY NOW

NOTE for Active Duty Military Fishing License below: Qualified applicants can only purchase the licenses from Dover Airforce Base Outdoor Recreation Center or they must complete the Military Nonresident License Application and submit it directly to the Division of Fish & Wildlife. Please allow up to 4 weeks for processing.

Active Duty Military Stationed in Delaware – Annual Fishing License: Eligible to purchase recreational licenses at the resident price.

$8.50  BUY NOW

Delaware Nonresident Boat and Guide Fishing License Prices

Delaware Nonresident Boat Fishing License – 20 feet or less

$40.00  BUY NOW

Delaware Nonresident Boat Fishing License – Over 20 feet

$50.00  BUY NOW

Delaware Nonresident Head Boat License: Agent fee N/A here

$600.00  BUY NOW

Delaware Nonresident Charter Boat License: Agent Fee N/A here

$300.00  BUY NOW

Delaware Nonresident Fishing Guide License

$300.00  BUY NOW

Where can I buy a Delaware fishing license?

Authorized Vendor List

By phone at (302) 739-9918

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

All information listed above can also be seen on the fishing license page of the Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife website.