Maryland Fishing License

Buy A Maryland Fishing License Online Today.

Persons over the age of 16 are required to possess a valid fishing license to fish in the state of Maryland.

Persons under the age of 16 are not required to obtain a fishing license to sport fish/crab. They do however have to purchase a recreational crab license if they want to catch the bushel of crabs allowed with that license.

Annual licenses are good for 365 days from date of purchase.

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 Maryland fishing license cost online?

Fishing licenses in Maryland can range from about $2.00 for a Resident Crab license to just under $300.00 for a Charter Boat license. Take a look below for all the resident and nonresident fishing licenses and prices.

Maryland Resident Freshwater Fishing License Prices

Maryland Resident Annual Freshwater Fishing License

$20.50  BUY NOW

Maryland Resident 7-Day Freshwater Fishing License: License good for 7 consecutive days

$7.50  BUY NOW

Maryland Resident Trout StampAllows Maryland State residents 16 years of age or older to fish in any special catch and return trout management area and to possess trout taken from non-tidal waters of Maryland.

$5.00  BUY NOW

Maryland Resident Chesapeake  Bay/Coastal Fishing License Prices

Maryland Resident Annual Chesapeake Bay and Coastal Saltwater Fishing License: 

$15.00  BUY NOW

Maryland Resident 7-Day Chesapeake Bay and Coastal Saltwater Fishing License: 

$6.00  BUY NOW

Maryland Resident 7-Day Chesapeake Bay and Coastal Saltwater Fishing License: 

$6.00  BUY NOW

Maryland Resident Chesapeake Bay and Coastal Saltwater Crab License: 

$5.00  BUY NOW

Maryland Resident Chesapeake Bay and Coastal Saltwater Crab License: This license is discounted if you are a resident holder of a resident Chesapeake Bay & Coastal Sport Fishing License or a resident Senior Consolidated Sport Fishing License

$2.00  BUY NOW

Maryland Resident Chesapeake Bay and Coastal Saltwater Crab Boat License: This license allows the purchaser of the license, or if that person is not on board, any one individual on board the vessel, to catch crabs for recreational purposes anywhere in the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal tributaries.

$15.00  BUY NOW

Maryland Resident Combo and Other Fishing License Prices

Maryland Resident Senior Consolidated Fishing License: Residents 65 years of age and older can fish in the fresh waters of Maryland, the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries and the state waters of the Atlantic Ocean and the Atlantic coastal bays and tributaries.

$5.00  BUY NOW

Maryland Chesapeake Bay and Coastal Sport Charter Boat License: Up to 6 passengers

$240.00  BUY NOW

Maryland Chesapeake Bay and Coastal Sport Charter Boat License: More than 6 passengers

$290.00  BUY NOW

Maryland Annual Freshwater and Coastal Saltwater License For The Blind: 

FREE  GET NOW

How much does a Maryland nonresident fishing license cost online?

Maryland Nonresident Freshwater Fishing License Prices

Maryland Nonresident Annual Freshwater Fishing LicenseNonresident non-tidal license fee is $30.50 minimum or the same as the what the nonresident’s home state charges for nonresident annual license, whichever is greater. 

See State RECIPROCAL Prices 

Maryland Nonresident 3-Day Freshwater Fishing License: License good for 3 consecutive days. Nonresident fee is equal to the 3-Day license fee from the nonresident’s home state.

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Maryland Nonresident 7-Day Freshwater Fishing License: License good for 7 consecutive days. Nonresident fee is equal to the 7-Day license fee from the nonresident’s home state.

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Maryland Nonresident Trout StampAllows Maryland State residents 16 years of age or older to fish in any special catch and return trout management area and to possess trout taken from non-tidal waters of Maryland.

$10.00  BUY NOW

Maryland Nonresident Chesapeake Bay/Coastal Fishing License Prices

Maryland Nonresident Annual Chesapeake Bay & Coastal Saltwater Fishing License: 

$22.50  BUY NOW

Maryland Nonresident 7-Day Chesapeake Bay & Coastal Saltwater Fishing License: 

$12.00  BUY NOW

Maryland Resident Chesapeake Bay and Coastal Saltwater Crab License: 

$10.00  BUY NOW

Maryland Resident Chesapeake Bay and Coastal Saltwater Crab Boat License: This license allows the purchaser of the license, or if that person is not on board, any one individual on board the vessel, to catch crabs for recreational purposes anywhere in the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal tributaries.

$15.00  BUY NOW

Maryland Nonresident Combo and Other Fishing License Prices

Maryland Annual Freshwater and Coastal Saltwater License For The Blind: 

FREE  GET NOW

Maryland Annual Freshwater and Coastal Saltwater License For DAV/POW: Must be a disabled veteran or former prisoner-of-war with 100% service-connected disability. Does not include Trout Stamp. Applicant must furnish a letter of disability or a letter of certification from the Veterans Administration with their initial application.

FREE  GET NOW

Where can I buy a Maryland fishing license?

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

All information listed above can also be seen on the fishing license page of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources website.