Massachusetts Fishing License

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Question: At what age does Massachusetts require an angler to possess a valid fishing license?

Answer: All persons 15 years of age and older are required to possess a valid fishing license to fish in the freshwaters of Massachusetts. 16 years of age and older for saltwaters.

Question: I am 72 years old. Do I need a fishing license in Massachusetts?

Answer: If you are over 60 years old, you are NOT required to posses a fishing license to fish in saltwater. However, you need to be at least 70 years old to fish in freshwater without a fishing license. 

Question: Do I need a valid fishing license for Massachusetts if I am a resident of a bordering state, such as Connecticut, New Hampshire, or Rhode Island?

Answer: If you are a nonresident of Massachusetts, but a resident of Connecticut, New Hampshire, or Rhode Island with a valid saltwater fishing permit, you do NOT need to purchase a Massachusetts saltwater fishing license to fish in Massachusetts.

Question: If I am disabled, do I need to have a fishing license in Massachusetts?

Answer: If you are a paraplegic, blind, intellectually disabled, you do NOT need a valid fishing license to fish freshwater in Massachusetts. If you are disabled in accordance with Massachusetts General Law P1 – Title 2 – Chapter 19c, you do NOT need a fishing license to fish saltwater in Massachusetts.

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 Massachusetts fishing license cost online?

Fishing licenses in Massachusetts can range from about $10.00 for a Resident Annual Saltwater fishing license to under $40.00 for a Nonresident Annual Freshwater fishing license. Take a look below for all the resident and nonresident fishing licenses and prices.

Massachusetts Resident Freshwater Fishing License Prices

Massachusetts Resident Annual Freshwater Fishing License

$27.50  BUY NOW

Massachusetts Resident Minor Annual Freshwater Fishing License | Ages 15 – 17

FREE  GET NOW

Massachusetts Resident Minor Annual Freshwater Fishing License | Ages 65 – 69

$16.25  BUY NOW

Massachusetts Resident Annual Freshwater Fishing License | 70+ years old

FREE  GET NOW

Massachusetts Resident 3-Day Freshwater Fishing License

$12.50  BUY NOW

Massachusetts Resident Freshwater Fishing License: Paraplegic, blind, intellectually disabled

FREE  GET NOW

Massachusetts Resident Saltwater Fishing License Price

Massachusetts Resident Annual Saltwater Fishing License | Under age 60:

$10.00  BUY NOW

Massachusetts Resident Annual Saltwater Fishing License | 60+ years old: 

FREE  GET NOW

How much does a Massachusetts nonresident fishing license cost online?

Massachusetts Nonresident Freshwater Fishing License Prices

Massachusetts Nonresident Annual Freshwater Fishing License: 

$37.50  BUY NOW

Massachusetts Nonresident Minor Freshwater Fishing License | Ages 15 – 17: 

$11.50  BUY NOW

Massachusetts Nonresident 3-Day Freshwater Fishing License: 

$23.50  BUY NOW

Massachusetts Nonresident Saltwater Fishing License Price

Massachusetts Nonresident Annual Saltwater Fishing License | Under age 60: 

$10.00  BUY NOW

Massachusetts Nonresident Annual Saltwater Fishing License | 60+ years old: 

FREE  GET NOW

Where can I buy a Massachusetts fishing license?

Authorized Vendor List

By phone at (508) 389-6300

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

All information listed above can also be seen on the fishing license page of the Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game website.