Last Updated on May 25, 2021 by Bruce
Fishing is a popular pastime in the USA & Canada and many people enjoy fishing for trout, salmon, or walleye. In order to fish in the great outdoors, you need a fishing licence! We help you to get a fishing licence online.
Here are some of the benefits:
1) Online shopping is always easy with no crowds or lines
2) You don’t have to worry about forgetting your wallet because all transactions are done electronically
3) There’s never any hassles when it comes time to renew your license because you have the details already
Fishing Licenses in Canada
These are just some of the benefits you’ll enjoy when fishing. Buy a licence now and go get ’em!
In Canada, for example, all anglers aged 18-65 require an Outdoors Card and a valid freshwater fishing licence before they can fish in any of the province’s waters.
If you are 18-65 years old, before you can start fishing, you will need a valid:
- Outdoors Card (a plastic identification card, valid for three calendar years), and
- a fishing licence (valid for either one or three calendar years)
If you are under 18 years old, or 65+
You do not need to purchase an Outdoors Card or licence to fish. You will need to carry your government-issued identification with you, that includes your name and date of birth, at all times while fishing. Your identification acts as your licence to fish, if you are younger than 18, or older than 65!
The provincial government provides licences online so you can get one hassle-free here: https://www.ontario.ca/page/fishing-licence-canadian-residents
Fishing Licenses In The United States
The US government provides licences online so you can get one hassle-free, simply contact the US Fish & Wildlife Service website online for more detailed information on how to buy a fishing licence. Select your state and note that it is significantly cheaper if you are a resident!
-Buy a licence online here and it will be mailed to you within three business days
-If you need one sooner, order a license for the next 12 months (it’ll expire on the same date as your current one) at a discounted rate.
-Contact your province’s ministry of natural resources office if you’re outside Ontario or Manitoba.
How much does an annual freshwater fishing licence cost?
It does vary depending on your location and residency status, the range is between $20-$110.