South Carolina Fishing License

Buy A South Carolina Fishing License Online Today.

– Any persons ages 16 and older need to have a valid fishing license to fish in South Carolina

– For Lifetime licenses, you must be a resident for immediate 180 days prior to application. 

– Duplicate (replacement) licenses are $3.00 at any one of the over 500 licensed agents/vendors

– There is no charge for duplicates of Lifetime or Disability licenses. They can be purchased by calling (803) 734-3833 or emailing the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources at licensing@dnr.sc.gov

– FISHING LICENSES ARE VALID FOR 1 YEAR 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 South Carolina fishing license cost online?

Fishing licenses in South Carolina can range from FREE for a Resident Senior Lifetime Freshwater fishing license to about $500.00 for a Resident Lifetime Fishing license (ages 16 – 63) . Take a look below for all the resident and nonresident fishing licenses and prices.

South Carolina Freshwater Fishing License Prices

South Carolina Resident 14-Day Freshwater Fishing License: 14 consecutive days

$5.00  BUY NOW

South Carolina Resident Annual Freshwater Fishing License: 

$10.00  BUY NOW

South Carolina Resident 3-Year Freshwater Fishing License: 

$30.00  BUY NOW

South Carolina Resident Annual Combo Freshwater Fish and Hunt License: Includes State Hunting, Big Game & Freshwater Fishing.

$25.00  BUY NOW

South Carolina Resident 3-Year Combo Freshwater Fish and Hunt License: Includes State Hunting, Big Game & Freshwater Fishing.

$75.00  BUY NOW

South Carolina Resident Annual Sportsman’s License: Includes State Hunting, Big Game, Wildlife Management Areas & Freshwater Fishing.

$50.00  BUY NOW

South Carolina Resident 3-Year Sportsman’s License: Includes State Hunting, Big Game, Wildlife Management Areas & Freshwater Fishing.

$150.00  BUY NOW

South Carolina Resident Jr. Annual Sportsman’s License | Ages 16 & 17: Includes State Hunting, Big Game, Wildlife Management Areas & Freshwater Fishing.

$16.00  BUY NOW

South Carolina Resident Commercial Annual Freshwater Fishing License: To qualify for a resident commercial freshwater fishing license, one must have been a resident of this state for the past 365 consecutive days and furnish proof to the SCDNR. Expires on June 30.

$50.00  BUY NOW

South Carolina Resident Lifetime Freshwater Fishing License Prices

South Carolina Resident Lifetime Fishing License | Ages 0 – 1: Combo freshwater, hunting and Big Game Permit

$300.00  BUY NOW

South Carolina Resident Lifetime Fishing License | Ages 0 – 1 – Saltwater Add-on: 

$120.00  BUY NOW

South Carolina Resident Lifetime Fishing License | Ages 2 – 15: Combo freshwater, hunting and Big Game Permit

$400.00  BUY NOW

South Carolina Resident Lifetime Fishing License | Ages 2 – 15 – Saltwater Add-on: 

$160.00  BUY NOW

South Carolina Resident Lifetime Freshwater Fishing License | Ages 16 – 63: 

$300.00  BUY NOW

South Carolina Resident Lifetime Fishing License | Ages 16 – 63: Combo freshwater, hunting and Big Game Permit

$500.00  BUY NOW

South Carolina Resident Lifetime Fishing License | Ages 16 – 63 – Saltwater Add-on: 

$200.00  BUY NOW

South Carolina Resident Lifetime Freshwater Fishing License | Ages 64 and up: Available only to residents born on or before 7/1/1940. Includes Freshwater Fishing, Freshwater Set Hook, Saltwater Fishing, State Hunting, Big Game, Wildlife Management Permit, and Migratory Waterfowl

FREE  GET NOW

South Carolina Resident Lifetime Combo Fish/Hunt License | Ages 64 and up: Includes Freshwater Fishing, Freshwater Set Hook, Saltwater Fishing, State Hunting, Big Game, Wildlife Management Permit, and Migratory Waterfowl

$9.00  BUY NOW

South Carolina Resident Senior Fishing License | Ages 64 and up: Includes Freshwater Fishing, Freshwater Set Hook, and Saltwater Fishing

$9.00 BUY NOW

South Carolina Resident Saltwater Fishing License Prices

South Carolina Resident 14-Day Saltwater Fishing License: 14 consecutive days

$5.00  BUY NOW

South Carolina Resident Annual Saltwater Fishing License: 

$10.00  BUY NOW

South Carolina Resident 3-Year Saltwater Fishing License: 

$30.00  BUY NOW

South Carolina Resident Shrimp Baiting License and Tags: 

$25.00  BUY NOW

South Carolina Resident Annual Saltwater Public Pier Fishing License: 100 feet or less in length, license has reporting requirements. Expires June 30.

$150.00  BUY NOW

South Carolina Resident Annual Saltwater Public Pier Fishing License: More than 100 feet in length, license has reporting requirements. Expires June 30

$350.00  BUY NOW

South Carolina Resident Annual Saltwater Charter Vessel Fishing License: 6 or fewer paying passengers, license has reporting requirements. Expires June 30.

$150.00  BUY NOW

South Carolina Resident Annual Saltwater Charter Vessel Fishing License: 7-49 paying passengers, license has reporting requirements. Expires June 30

$250.00  BUY NOW

South Carolina Resident Annual Saltwater Charter Vessel Fishing License: 50 or more paying passengers, license has reporting requirements. Expires June 30

$350.00  BUY NOW

South Carolina Resident Lifetime Saltwater Fishing License Price

South Carolina Resident Lifetime Saltwater Fishing License | Ages 16 – 63: 

$300.00  BUY NOW

South Carolina Resident Freshwater Fishing Permit/Tag Prices

South Carolina Resident Annual Jug Permit: 1 permit per licensee; allows up to 50 jugs subjective to body of water. Expires June 30.

$5.00  BUY NOW

South Carolina Resident Annual Set Hook Permit: 1 permit per licensee; allows up to 50 jugs subjective to body of water. Expires June 30.

$5.00  BUY NOW

South Carolina Resident Annual Eel Pot Tag: Recreational limit 2 pots per licensee. Reporting Requirements apply. Expires June 30.

$5.00  BUY NOW

South Carolina Resident Annual Gill Net Tag: Recreational limit 3 nets and no more than a total of 100 yds of net. Expires June 30. Not for Shad or Herring.

$5.00  BUY NOW

South Carolina Resident Annual Hoop Net Tag: Recreational limit 1 net per licensee 65 years and older on the Wateree River only. Expires June 30

$10.00  BUY NOW

South Carolina Resident Annual Trap Tag: Recreational limit 2 traps per licensee. Expires June 30

$5.00  BUY NOW

South Carolina Resident Annual Trotline Tag: Recreational limit is 1 trotline with a maximum 50 hooks. Expires June 30

$2.50  BUY NOW

How much does a South Carolina nonresident fishing license cost online?

South Carolina Nonresident Freshwater Fishing License Prices

South Carolina Nonresident 14-Day Freshwater Fishing License: 

$11.00  BUY NOW

South Carolina Nonresident Annual Freshwater Fishing License: 

$35.00  BUY NOW

South Carolina Nonresident 3-Year Freshwater Fishing License: 

$105.00  BUY NOW

South Carolina Nonresident Saltwater Fishing License Prices

South Carolina Nonresident 14-Day Saltwater Fishing License: 14 consecutive days

$11.00  BUY NOW

South Carolina Nonresident Annual Saltwater Fishing License: 

$35.00  BUY NOW

South Carolina Nonresident 3-Year Saltwater Fishing License: 

$105.00  BUY NOW

South Carolina Nonresident Shrimp Baiting License and Tags: 

$500.00  BUY NOW

South Carolina Nonresident Annual Saltwater Public Pier Fishing License: 100 feet or less in length, license has reporting requirements. Expires June 30.

$150.00  BUY NOW

South Carolina Nonresident Annual Saltwater Public Pier Fishing License: More than 100 feet in length, license has reporting requirements. Expires June 30

$350.00  BUY NOW

South Carolina Nonresident Annual Saltwater Charter Vessel Fishing License: 6 or fewer paying passengers, license has reporting requirements. Expires June 30.

$150.00  BUY NOW

South Carolina Nonresident Annual Saltwater Charter Vessel Fishing License: 7-49 paying passengers, license has reporting requirements. Expires June 30

$250.00  BUY NOW

South Carolina Nonresident Annual Saltwater Charter Vessel Fishing License: 50 or more paying passengers, license has reporting requirements. Expires June 30

$350.00  BUY NOW

South Carolina Nonresident Freshwater Fishing Permit/Tag Prices

South Carolina Nonresident Annual Jug Permit: 1 permit per licensee; allows up to 50 jugs subjective to body of water. Expires June 30.

$50.00  BUY NOW

South Carolina Nonresident Annual Set Hook Permit: 1 permit per licensee; allows up to 50 jugs subjective to body of water. Expires June 30.

$50.00  BUY NOW

South Carolina Nonresident Annual Eel Pot Tag: Recreational limit 2 pots per licensee. Reporting Requirements apply. Expires June 30.

$50.00  BUY NOW

South Carolina Nonresident Annual Gill Net Tag: Recreational limit 3 nets and no more than a total of 100 yds of net. Expires June 30. Not for Shad or Herring.

$50.00  BUY NOW

South Carolina Nonresident Annual Hoop Net Tag: Recreational limit 1 net per licensee 65 years and older on the Wateree River only. Expires June 30

$50.00  BUY NOW

South Carolina Nonresident Annual Trap Tag: Recreational limit 2 traps per licensee. Expires June 30

$50.00  BUY NOW

South Carolina Nonresident Annual Trotline Tag: Recreational limit is 1 trotline with a maximum 50 hooks. Expires June 30

$50.00  BUY NOW

Where can I buy a South Carolina license?

By Mail

By Phone at (866) 714-3611

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All information listed above can also be seen on the fishing license page of the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources website. For any other questions regarding fishing in South Carolina, you can visit the SCDNR Fishing License FAQs page.