How much is a fishing license in West Virginia?

Fishing licenses in West Virginia can range from about $3.00 for a Non Resident 1-Day fishing license to just over $800.00 for a Resident Lifetime Fish/Hunt/Trap 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 West Virginia?

West Virginia Resident 5-Day Fishing License | Class L

$8.00  BUY NOW

West Virginia Resident Annual Fishing License | Class B

$19.00  BUY NOW

West Virginia Resident Trout Fishing Stamp – Class ORequired of holders of Class B, AB-L, AB-L-I, B-L, B-L-I, F, LL, Q, X, or XJ

$10.00  BUY NOW

West Virginia Resident Conservation StampRequired for all licensed anglers except holders of Class X, XJ, B-L, B-L-I, AB-L, and AB-L-I, licenses

$5.00  BUY NOW

How much is a sportsman’s license in West Virginia?

West Virginia Resident Annual Sportsman Fish/Hunt/Trap License | Ages 18 – 64 – Class X

$35.00  BUY NOW

West Virginia Resident Annual Sportsman Fish/Hunt/Trap 3-Year License | Class X3: A 3-year Sportsman license

$105.00  BUY NOW

West Virginia Resident Annual Sportsman Fish/Hunt/Trap Plus License | Class XP: Annual license that also includes the trout stamp

$45.00  BUY NOW

West Virginia Resident Annual Sportsman Fish/Hunt/Trap Plus 3-Year License | Class XP3: A 3-year license that also includes the trout stamp

$135.00  BUY NOW

West Virginia Resident Annual Jr. Sportsman Fish/Hunt/Trap License | Ages 15 – 17 – Class XJ

$16.00  BUY NOW

West Virginia Resident Apprentice Junior Fish/Hunt/Trap License | Ages 15 – 17 – Class AHJ: Includes privileges of Class XJ

$16.00  BUY NOW

How much is a lifetime fishing license in West Virginia?

West Virginia Resident Lifetime Fishing License – Class B-L: Class BG (Big Game) and CS (Conservation Stamp) not required.

$552.00  BUY NOW

West Virginia Resident Lifetime Fishing License | Under age 1 – Class B-L: Class BG (Big Game) and CS (Conservation Stamp) not required.

$220.80  BUY NOW

West Virginia Resident Lifetime Fishing License | Ages 1 to 4 – Class B-L: Class BG (Big Game) and CS (Conservation Stamp) not required.

$303.60  BUY NOW

West Virginia Resident Lifetime Fishing License | Ages 5 to 9 – Class B-L: Class BG (Big Game) and CS (Conservation Stamp) not required.

$414.00  BUY NOW

West Virginia Resident Lifetime Fishing License | Ages 10 to 14 – Class B-L: Class BG (Big Game) and CS (Conservation Stamp) not required.

$496.80  BUY NOW

West Virginia Resident Lifetime Trout Fishing License | Under age 1 – Class O-L: Valid only when accompanied by a Class B, AB-L, AB-L-I, B-L, B-L-I, X, or XJ license.

$92.00  BUY NOW

West Virginia Resident Lifetime Trout Fishing License – Class O-L: Valid only when accompanied by a Class B, AB-L, AB-L-I, B-L, B-L-I, X, or XJ license.

$230.00  BUY NOW

West Virginia Resident Lifetime Trout Fishing License | Ages 1 to 4 – Class O-L: Valid only when accompanied by a Class B, AB-L, AB-L-I, B-L, B-L-I, X, or XJ license.

$126.50  BUY NOW

West Virginia Resident Lifetime Trout Fishing License | Ages 5 to 9 – Class O-L: Valid only when accompanied by a Class B, AB-L, AB-L-I, B-L, B-L-I, X, or XJ license.

$172.50  BUY NOW

West Virginia Resident Lifetime Trout Fishing License | Ages 10 to 14 – Class O-L: Valid only when accompanied by a Class B, AB-L, AB-L-I, B-L, B-L-I, X, or XJ license.

$207.00  BUY NOW

How much is a lifetime fishing and hunting license in West Virginia?

West Virginia Resident Lifetime Fish/Hunt/Trap License – Class AB-L: Class BG (Big Game) and CS (Conservation Stamp) not required.

$805.00  BUY NOW

West Virginia Resident Lifetime Fish/Hunt/Trap License | Under age 1 – Class AB-L: Class BG (Big Game) and CS (Conservation Stamp) not required.

$322.00  BUY NOW

West Virginia Resident Lifetime Fish/Hunt/Trap License | Ages 1 to 4 – Class AB-L: Class BG (Big Game) and CS (Conservation Stamp) not required.

$442.75  BUY NOW

West Virginia Resident Lifetime Fish/Hunt/Trap License | Ages 5 to 9 – Class AB-L: Class BG (Big Game) and CS (Conservation Stamp) not required.

$603.75  BUY NOW

West Virginia Resident Lifetime Fish/Hunt/Trap License | Ages 10 to 14 – Class AB-L: Class BG (Big Game) and CS (Conservation Stamp) not required.

$724.50  BUY NOW

West Virginia Resident Sr. Lifetime Hunt/Fish License – Class XS: Class DS (Bear Damage), BG (Big Game), CS (Conservation Stamp), and O (Trout Stamp) not required.

$25.00  BUY NOW




How much is a non resident fishing license in West Virginia?

West Virginia Non Resident Annual Fishing License – Class F

$37.00  BUY NOW

West Virginia Non Resident 1-Day Fishing License – Class LL

$3.00  BUY NOW

West Virginia Non Resident Trout Fishing Stamp – Class OORequired of holders of Class AB-L, AB-L-I, B-L, B-L-I, F, XXJ or LL

$16.00  BUY NOW

West Virginia Non Resident Conservation/Law Enforcement Stamp – Class CS/LE: Required for all anglers.

$13.00  BUY NOW

How much is a non resident fishing and hunting license in West Virginia?

West Virginia Non Resident National Forest Fish/Hunt/Trap License – Class IRequired on National Forests in addition to Class F, QQ or LL

$2.00  BUY NOW

West Virginia Non Resident Jr. Sportsman Fish/Hunt/Trap License | Ages 15 – 17 – Class XXJ

$16.00  BUY NOW

West Virginia Non Resident Apprentice Jr. Fish/Hunt/Trap License | Ages 15 – 17 – Class Includes privileges of Class XXJ

$16.00  BUY NOW

Where can I buy a fishing license?

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

All information listed above can also be seen on the fishing license page of the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources website.

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: At what age are you required to have a fishing license to fish in West Virginia?

Answer: West Virginia requires all persons ages 15 and older to have and possess a valid fishing license to fish in the state. 

Question: If I just moved to West Virginia, when can I buy a resident fishing license?

Answer: A person is a domiciled resident of West Virginia if they have lived in the state for 30 consecutive days or more immediately prior to the date of application for a license or permit.

Question: At what age can I stop buying the West Virginia trout stamp?

Answer: Residents of West Virginia that turned 65 years of age before January 1, 2012 do NOT need to continue buying the trout stamp.

Question: My relative is legally blind. Do they need to buy a fishing license?

Answer: West Virginia residents who can provide a physicians note or certificate proving they are legally blind are NOT required to have a fishing license. Documentation must be in possession while fishing.