How much is a fishing license in New York?

Fishing licenses in New York can range from FREE for a Resident Disabled fishing license to just about $50.00 for a Non Resident Annual Freshwater fishing license. Take a look below for all the resident and non resident fishing licenses and prices.




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 fishing license cost in New York?

New York Resident Annual Freshwater Fishing License | Ages 16 – 69

$25.00  BUY NOW

New York Resident Annual Freshwater Fishing License | Ages 70 and Older

$5.00  BUY NOW

New York Resident 7-Day Freshwater Fishing License

$12.00  BUY NOW

New York Resident 1-Day Freshwater Fishing License

$5.00  BUY NOW

New York Resident Disabled Freshwater Fishing License

FREE  GET NOW

New York Resident Active US Military Members Freshwater Fishing License

FREE  GET NOW

New York Resident Military Veteran Freshwater Fishing LicenseMust have 40% or more service-related disability. If you purchase this fishing license, you get a hunting and trapping license for FREE!

$5.00  BUY NOW

How much is a saltwater fishing license in New York?

New York Resident Saltwater Fishing Registry: 

FREE  GET NOW

New York Resident Saltwater Tuna or Shark Fishing Permit: This requires a National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) highly migratory species federal permit.

New York Resident Saltwater Lobster Permit: For more information, call (631) 444-0430

$10.00  BUY NOW




How much is a non resident fishing license in New York?

New York Non Resident Annual Freshwater Fishing License: 

$50.00  BUY NOW

New York Non Resident Active Military Annual Freshwater Fishing License: 

$25.00  BUY NOW

New York Non Resident 7-Day Freshwater Fishing License: 

$28.00  BUY NOW

New York Non Resident Active Military 7-Day Freshwater Fishing License: 

$12.00  BUY NOW

New York Non Resident 1-Day Freshwater Fishing License: 

$10.00  BUY NOW

New York Non Resident Active Military 1-Day Freshwater Fishing License: Currently stationed in New York more than 30 day.

$5.00  BUY NOW

Where can I buy a fishing license?

Authorized Vendor List

By phone at (866) 933-2257

Here are some of the best places to fish in New York.

All information listed above can also be seen on the fishing license page of the New York Department of Environmental Conservation website.

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: At what age does New York require a valid fishing license?

Answer: New York requires all anglers 16 years of age and older to possesss a valid fishing license to fish in New York

Question: I am going to go spearfishing in New York. Do I need any other license besides a standard fishing license?

Answer: A valid New York fishing license is required when fishing in freshwater when using rod/reel and line, spearing, hooking, longbow and/or tip-ups.

Question: I am going to be fishing on a fishing preserve. Do I need a fishign license?

Answer: You are exempt from needing a valid fishing license if you are under 16 years if age, fishing on a licensed fishing preserve, or fishing on a free fishing day

Question: Are there any FREE Fishing Days in New York when a fishing license is not required?

Answer: Yes. These days do change each year. These days can be found here on the New York Department of Environmental Conservation website.

Question: Is the New York annual fishing license good for 365 days from purchase or calendar year and expire on December 31?

Answer: New York annual fishing licenses are valid for a full year (365 days or 366 days on a leap year) from date-of-purchase.