Tennessee Fishing License

Buy A Tennessee Fishing License Online Today.

– No fishing license is required for any persons under the age of 13 in Tennessee (resident or nonresident). 

– Fishing licenses go on sale February 18 each year, the beginning of prime fishing, and are valid until the last day of February the following year.

– A Tennessee resident is considered any persons who possess a valid Tennessee driver’s license.

– Any persons who do not drive or do not possess a valid driver’s license from another state, but who have lived in Tennessee for 90 consecutive days with the genuine intent of making Tennessee their permanent home, may prove residency by presenting to a TWRA license agent any two of the following documents:

   – Current Tennessee voter registration card

   – Current Tennessee vehicle registration or title

   – Form I-94 issued by the US Citizenship & Immigration Service

   – Current rental/mortgage contract or receipt including deed of sale for property or receipt for payment of Tennessee real estate taxes within last year.

– A Social Security Number is required to purchase a Tennessee hunting or fishing license.

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 Tennessee fishing license cost online?

Fishing licenses in Tennessee can range from about $5.00 for a Resident Annual Senior Combo license to just under $2,000.00 for a Resident Lifetime Sportsman license. Take a look below for all the resident and nonresident fishing licenses and prices.

Tennessee Resident Fishing License Prices

Tennessee Resident County of Residence Fishing License (Type 020): Allows a resident angler to fish in his/her county of residence with natural bait (worms, crickets, corn, etc.), but not minnows. No artificial lures can be used. A supplemental license (Type 022) is required to fish for trout.

$11.00  BUY NOW

Tennessee Resident 1-Day Fishing License (Type 021)

$6.50  BUY NOW

Tennessee Resident 1-Day Fishing License – All Species (Type 023)

$11.50  BUY NOW

Tennessee Resident Annual Trout Fishing License (Type 022): This a required license to be able to fish with a Type 001, Type 020 or Type 021 license.

$22.00  BUY NOW

Tennessee Resident Sportsman’s License Prices

NOTE: All resident Sportsman licenses are all inclusive licenses for hunting, trapping and sport fishing without any supplemental state licenses or permits. Sportsman licenses can be purchased from all TWRA license agents.

Tennessee Resident Sportsman License (Type 004)

$166.00  BUY NOW

Tennessee Resident Sr. Sportsman | Ages 65+ (Type 167): 

$50.00  BUY NOW

Tennessee Resident Lifetime Sportsman License | Ages 3 and Under (Type 401):  

$200.00  BUY NOW

Tennessee Resident Lifetime Sportsman License | Ages 3 – 6 (Type 406):  

$659.00  BUY NOW

Tennessee Resident Lifetime Sportsman License | Ages 7 – 12 (Type 402):  

$988.00  BUY NOW

Tennessee Resident Lifetime Sportsman License | Ages 13 – 50 (Type 403):  

$1,976.00  BUY NOW

Tennessee Resident Lifetime Sportsman License | Ages 51 – 64 (Type 404):  

$1,153.00  BUY NOW

Tennessee Resident Lifetime Sportsman License | Ages 65 and Older (Type 405):  

$329.00  BUY NOW

Tennessee Resident Combo Fish/Hunt License Prices

Tennessee Resident Junior Combo Fish/Hunt/Trap License (Type 002): Allows for hunting all game, fishing, and trapping. Must be purchased prior to 16th birthday. 

$10.00  BUY NOW

Tennessee Resident Combo Fish/Hunt License (Type 001): Minimum license required to fish and/or hunt small game

$34.00  BUY NOW

Tennessee Resident Annual Sr. Combo Fish/Hunt/Trap | Ages 65+ (Type 164): Available at all licensed agents and when the resident reaches their 65th birthday. 

$5.00  BUY NOW

Tennessee Resident Permanent Sr. Combo Fish/Hunt/Trap | Ages 65+ (Type 166): Available at all licensed agents and when the resident reaches their 65th birthday. 

$50.00  BUY NOW

Tennessee Resident Permanent Fishing License Prices

NOTE: The following Permanent licenses are available only by application from the TWRA Sales Office located in Nashville. They are available for a one-time fee and are valid for the rest of the license holder’s life. They are not Lifetime Sportsman Licenses. Additional permits may be required. A trout license is not required.

Tennessee Resident Permanent Sport Fishing License for the Blind (Type 197): 

$10.00  BUY NOW

Tennessee Resident Permanent Wheelchair Fish/Hunt (Type 189):  Application must be accompanied by a doctor’s statement stating that the applicant is permanently confined to a wheelchair. Covers all license requirements to hunt and fish but holder must purchase any applicable permits.

$10.00  BUY NOW

Tennessee Resident Permanent DAV Fish/Hunt (Type 198): Available to resident veterans certified by the VA as 30 percent disabled by reason of war service or 100% service connected.

$10.00  BUY NOW

Tennessee Resident Permanent Mentally Challenged (Type 199): Resident must be receiving SSI benefits due to mental retardation.

$10.00  BUY NOW

Tennessee Resident Fishing Permit Prices

Tennessee Resident South Holston Lake Permit (Type 063)

$22.00  BUY NOW

Tennessee Resident Gatlinburg 1-Day Trout Permit (Type 097): Required for anglers ages 13 and older to fish in Gatlinburg for 1 day.

$11.50  BUY NOW

Tennessee Resident Gatlinburg Trout – Daily Permit (Type 099): Required for residents ages 13 – 64 in addition to the appropriate fishing licenses.

$3.50  BUY NOW

Tennessee Resident Gatlinburg Trout – 3-Day Trout Permit (Type 096): Required for residents ages 13 – 64 in addition to the appropriate fishing licenses.

$9.50  BUY NOW

Tennessee Resident Tellico-Citico Trout-Daily (Type 098): Required for all ages. Tellico-Citico Permit is required seasonally to fish Tellico River, Citico Creek and year-round on Green Cove Pond.

$6.50  BUY NOW

Tennessee Resident Agency Lake – Daily Permit (Type 191): Required to fish Agency Fishing Lakes, except those under 16 years of age and residents 65 years or older.

$6.00  BUY NOW

Tennessee Resident Agency Lake – Annual Permit (Type 193): Valid on all Agency lakes, this permit is sold at Agency Lake offices.

$48.00  BUY NOW

Tennessee Resident Bedford Lake Daily Permit (Type 065): 

$6.50  BUY NOW

How much does an Tennessee nonresident fishing license cost online?

Tennessee Nonresident Fishing License Prices

Tennessee Nonresident Junior Fish/Hunt (Type 070): Required for nonresidents age 13-15, fishing and small game only

$11.00  BUY NOW

Tennessee Nonresident Annual Fishing – No Trout (Type 076)

$50.00  BUY NOW

Tennessee Nonresident Annual Fishing – All Species (Type 081)

$99.00  BUY NOW

Tennessee Nonresident 3-Day Fishing – No Trout (Type 077)

$20.50  BUY NOW

Tennessee Nonresident 3-Day Fishing – All Species (Type 078)

$40.50  BUY NOW

Tennessee Nonresident 10-Day Fishing – No Trout (Type 079)

$30.50  BUY NOW

Tennessee Nonresident 10-Day Fishing – All Species (Type 080)

$61.50  BUY NOW

Tennessee Nonresident Fishing Permit Prices

Tennessee Nonresident Gatlinburg 1-Day Trout Permit (Type 097): Required for anglers ages 13 and older to fish in Gatlinburg for 1 day.

$11.50  BUY NOW

Tennessee Nonresident Gatlinburg Trout – Daily Permit (Type 099): Required for residents ages 13 – 64 in addition to the appropriate fishing licenses.

$3.50  BUY NOW

Tennessee Nonresident Gatlinburg Trout – 3-Day Trout Permit (Type 096): Required for residents ages 13 – 64 in addition to the appropriate fishing licenses.

$9.50  BUY NOW

Tennessee Nonresident Tellico-Citico Trout-Daily (Type 098): Required for all ages. Tellico-Citico Permit is required seasonally to fish Tellico River, Citico Creek and year-round on Green Cove Pond.

$6.50  BUY NOW

Tennessee Nonresident Agency Lake – Daily Permit (Type 191): Required to fish Agency Fishing Lakes, except those under 16 years of age and residents 65 years or older.

$6.00  BUY NOW

Tennessee Nonresident Agency Lake – Annual Permit (Type 193): Valid on all Agency lakes, this permit is sold at Agency Lake offices.

$48.00  BUY NOW

Tennessee Nonresident Bedford Lake Daily Permit (Type 065): 

$6.50  BUY NOW

Where can I buy a Tennessee fishing license?

By phone at (615) 781-6575

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All information listed above can also be seen on the fishing license page of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency website.