Virginia Fishing License

Buy A Virginia Fishing License Online Today.

– A fishing license is NOT required for any angler under the age of 16 in the state of Virginia.

Resident or nonresident landowners, their spouses, their children and grandchildren and the spouses of such children and grandchildren, or the landowner’s parents, resident or nonresident, do not need a license to hunt, trap, or fish within the boundaries of their own lands and inland waters.

– Any person proven to be blind is NOT required to have a valid fishing license to fish in the state of Virginia.

– A complete list of exemptions for needing a fishing license can be found on the Virginia Freshwater Fishing and Virginia Saltwater Fishing websites for the state of Virginia.

– Virginia resident veterans rated 70% or greater service-connected by the U.S. Dept of Veterans Affairs Administrative Office may apply for a discounted annual fishing license.

FREE FISHING DAYS: Please check Virginia Fishing Regulations for actual days as these change each year.

– Annual Fishing licenses are valid for 1 year from date of purchase (365 days), unless otherwise noted.

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 Virginia fishing license cost online?

Fishing licenses in Virginia can range from about $5.00 for a Resident Annual Lifetime Senior fishing license to about $500.00 for a Nonresident Lifetime Saltwater fishing license. Take a look below for all the resident and nonresident fishing licenses and prices.

Virginia Resident Freshwater Fishing License Prices

Virginia Resident 5-Day Freshwater Fishing License5 consecutive days

$14.00  BUY NOW

Virginia Resident Annual Sportsman’s License | Ages 16 and olderIncludes hunting license, bear license, deer/turkey license (valid July 1–June 30), archery license, muzzleloader license, freshwater fishing license and trout license

$100.00  BUY NOW

Virginia Resident Annual County/City Resident Freshwater Fishing LicenseFor county or city of residence only and a valid trout license (annual or lifetime) is required in addition to other resident licenses only if you are fishing in designated stocked trout waters (October 1–June 15) 

$16.00  BUY NOW

Virginia Resident 5-Day Combo Fresh/Saltwater Fishing License5 consecutive days

$24.00  BUY NOW

Virginia Resident Annual Combo Fresh/Saltwater Fishing License

$39.50  BUY NOW

Virginia Resident Annual South Holston Reservoir Fishing LicenseAllows fishing in both Tennessee and Virginia waters of South Holston Reservoir upstream of the dam. A valid resident fishing license is also required.

$21.00  BUY NOW

NOTE: For the Annual and multi-year Freshwater Licenses below, a valid trout license (annual or lifetime) is required in addition to other resident licenses ONLY if you are fishing in designated stocked trout waters (October 1–June 15).*

Virginia Resident Annual Freshwater Fishing License | Ages 16 and older*

$23.00  BUY NOW

Virginia Resident Annual Freshwater Fishing License | Ages 65 and older

$9.00  BUY NOW

Virginia Resident 2-Year Freshwater Fishing License | Ages 16 and older*

$44.00  BUY NOW

Virginia Resident 3-Year Freshwater Fishing License | Ages 16 and older*

$65.00  BUY NOW

Virginia Resident 4-Year Freshwater Fishing License | Ages 16 and older*

$86.00  BUY NOW

Virginia Resident Freshwater Fishing Permit Prices

Virginia Resident Daily Fishing Permit: Required at Clinch Mountain, Crooked Creek, and Douthat State Park Fee Fishing Areas and is in addition to regular resident, resident 5-day license, nonresident, or nonresident 1-day or 5-day license.

$8.00  BUY NOW

Virginia Resident National Forest Permit: For fishing in the National Forest, this permit is required along with the required fishing licenses (exceptions: residents and nonresidents under the age of 16 and individuals over the age of 65).

$4.00  BUY NOW

Virginia Resident State Forest Permit: For fishing in the National Forest, this permit is required along with the required fishing licenses (exceptions: residents and nonresidents under the age of 16 and individuals over the age of 65).

$16.00  BUY NOW

Virginia Resident Access Permit: The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF) requires visitors to obtain an an Access Permit for department-owned Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) and public fishing lakes, who are age 17 and older, unless they possess a valid Virginia hunting, freshwater fishing, or trapping license, or a current Virginia boat registration, or are otherwise waived.

PRICES VARY  BUY NOW

Virginia Resident County Dip Net Permit: Required to take shad, herring, and mullet (not in saltwater)

$4.50  BUY NOW

Virginia Resident Saltwater Fishing License Prices

Virginia Resident Annual Saltwater Fishing License

$17.50  BUY NOW

Virginia Resident 10-Day Saltwater Fishing License10 consecutive days

$10.00  BUY NOW

Virginia Resident Tidal Boat Sport Fishing License

$126.00  BUY NOW

Virginia Resident Lifetime Saltwater Fishing License | Ages under 45

$276.00  BUY NOW

Virginia Resident Lifetime Saltwater Fishing License | Ages 45 – 50

$132.00  BUY NOW

Virginia Resident Lifetime Saltwater Fishing License | Ages 51 – 55

$99.00  BUY NOW

Virginia Resident Lifetime Saltwater Fishing License | Ages 56 – 60

$60.00  BUY NOW

Virginia Resident Lifetime Saltwater Fishing License | Ages 61 – 64

$35.00  BUY NOW

Virginia Resident Lifetime Saltwater Fishing License | Ages 65 and older

$5.00  BUY NOW

Virginia Resident Lifetime Disabled Saltwater Fishing License

$10.00  BUY NOW

How much does a Virginia nonresident fishing license cost online?

Virginia Nonresident Freshwater Fishing License Prices

Virginia Nonresident Annual Freshwater Fishing License | Ages 16 and older: Required if you are fishing in designated stocked trout waters (October 1–June 15).

$47.00  BUY NOW

Virginia Nonresident Trout Fishing LicenseOctober 1–June 15

$47.00  BUY NOW

Virginia Nonresident 1-Day Freshwater Fishing LicenseRequired if you are fishing in designated stocked trout waters (October 1–June 15).

$8.00  BUY NOW

Virginia Nonresident 5-Day Freshwater Fishing License: 5 consecutive days. Required if you are fishing in designated stocked trout waters (October 1–June 15).

$21.00  BUY NOW

Virginia Nonresident 5-Day Combo Fresh/Saltwater Fishing License5 consecutive days. Required if you are fishing in designated stocked trout waters (October 1–June 15).

$31.00  BUY NOW

Virginia Nonresident Annual Combo Fresh/Saltwater Fishing LicenseRequired if you are fishing in designated stocked trout waters (October 1–June 15).

$71.00  BUY NOW

Virginia Nonresident Freshwater Fishing Permit Prices

Virginia Nonresident Daily Fishing Permit: Required at Clinch Mountain, Crooked Creek, and Douthat State Park Fee Fishing Areas and is in addition to regular resident, resident 5-day license, nonresident, or nonresident 1-day or 5-day license.

$8.00  BUY NOW

Virginia Nonresident National Forest Permit: For fishing in the National Forest, this permit is required along with the required fishing licenses (exceptions: residents and nonresidents under the age of 16 and individuals over the age of 65).

$4.00  BUY NOW

Virginia Nonresident State Forest Permit: For fishing in the National Forest, this permit is required along with the required fishing licenses (exceptions: residents and nonresidents under the age of 16 and individuals over the age of 65).

$16.00  BUY NOW

Virginia Nonresident Access Permit: The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF) requires visitors to obtain an an Access Permit for department-owned Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) and public fishing lakes, who are age 17 and older, unless they possess a valid Virginia hunting, freshwater fishing, or trapping license, or a current Virginia boat registration, or are otherwise waived.

PRICES VARY  BUY NOW

Virginia Nonresident County Dip Net Permit: To take shad, herring, and mullet (not in saltwater)

$4.50  BUY NOW

Virginia Nonresident Saltwater Fishing License Prices

Virginia Nonresident Annual Saltwater Fishing License

$25.00  BUY NOW

Virginia Nonresident 10-Day Saltwater Fishing License: 10 consecutive days. Required if you are fishing in designated stocked trout waters (October 1–June 15).

$10.00  BUY NOW

Virginia Nonresident Tidal Boat Sport Fishing License

$201.00  BUY NOW

Virginia Nonresident Lifetime Saltwater Fishing License | Ages under 45

$500.00  BUY NOW

Virginia Nonresident Lifetime Saltwater Fishing License | Ages 45 – 50

$240.00  BUY NOW

Virginia Nonresident Lifetime Saltwater Fishing License | Ages 51 – 55

$180.00  BUY NOW

Virginia Nonresident Lifetime Saltwater Fishing License | Ages 56 – 60

$120.00  BUY NOW

Virginia Nonresident Lifetime Saltwater Fishing License | Ages 61 – 64

$60.00  BUY NOW

Virginia Nonresident Lifetime Disabled Saltwater Fishing License

$10.00  BUY NOW

Where can I buy a Virginia fishing license?

By phone at (804) 367-1000

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

All information listed above can also be seen on the freshwater fishing license and saltwater fishing license websites for the state of Virginia.