Arizona fishing license cost 2019

Arizona offers a huge amount of spectacular fishing opportunities. It is not only a perfect place for a usual fishing adventure but a total package that includes wonderful weather and a year-round fishing. You can find over 85 kinds of fish in Arizona waters, including smallmouth and bigmouth bass, black and white crappie, some pike species, walleye, striped and white bass, channel and flathead catfish, carp and even exotic tilapia. But any fishing activity is allowed only with an official fishing license.

Arizona fishing licenses are being given by the Fish and Game Department. Two main types of the permits are recreational fishing license or fishing license for commercial purposes.

Licenses can be obtained by residents of the state and nonresidents starting from 10 years of age.

The fishing permissions for the residents may be of the following type:

  • Community fishing permit
  • General fishing permit
  • Fish and hunt combination license
  • Short term licenses allowing fishing activity just for one or few days

The prices vary depending upon the chosen package.

Nonresidents can go for one of the next fishing permissions:

  • Community fishing permit
  • General fishing permit
  • Combination license for fishing and hunting

To be able to fish with a profit purpose you should be a holder of a commercial fishing license. This type of license can be purchased only directly from the department regulating the fishing industry. Note this license requires a list of documents which have to be prepared in advance.

The state gives out some complimentary fishing licenses to certain categories of the fishermen:

  • If a person lives in Arizona for 25 years and more and is over 70 years old, he has a right for a free pioneer fishing license
  • Disabled people who lived in AZ for a year and more.

As each state in the USA has its own fishing policy it is recommended to check local fishing requirements before planning your fishing trip.

License prices

LicensePriviledges
Subject to hunting and fishing regulations
Resident FeeNon-Resident Fee
General FishingAllows take of all fish species statewide, including at Community Fishing waters.$37$55
General HuntingAllows take of small game, fur-bearing animals, predatory animals, certain nongame animals, and upland game birds. A valid tag or stamp is required for the take of big game animals and migratory game birds.$37Not available – see Combination Hunt and Fish License below.
Combination Hunt and FishAllows take of all fish species statewide (including at Community Fishing waters), small game, fur-bearing animals, predatory animals, certain nongame animals, and upland game birds. A valid tag or stamp is required for the take of big game animals and migratory game birds.$57$160
Youth Combination Hunt and Fish
(ages 10-17)
Allows take of all fish species statewide (including at Community Fishing waters), small game, fur-bearing animals, predatory animals, certain nongame animals, and migratory and upland game birds. A valid tag is required for the take of big game animals.$5$5
Short-Term Combination Hunt and FishAllows take of all fish species statewide (including at Community Fishing waters), small game, fur-bearing animals, predatory animals, certain nongame animals, and upland game birds. A valid stamp is required for the take of migratory game birds. Not valid for the take of big game animals.$15/Day$20/Day
Community FishingAllows take of all fish species at Community Fishing waters.$24$24
Migratory Bird StampAllows take of band-tailed pigeons, moorhen, coots, doves, ducks, geese, snipe and swans. Valid July 1 through June 30. This stamp is included with the Youth Combo Hunt/Fish license.$5$5



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