Get a Tennessee Fishing License

You have heard that the largemouth bass are biting on Cherokee Lake in Panther Creek State Park and that anglers are landing plenty of smallmouth bass on Tims Ford Lake. There is no better time to buy your TN fishing license and learn the state fishing rules than the present.

Get a Tennessee Fishing License

TENNESSEE FISHING LAWS AND REGULATIONS

Before you go fishing, you will need to know the fishing rules and regulations that apply in Tennessee. Make it a habit to check for updates to fishing regulations prior to each trip since regulations can change based on seasons or following assessments of fish populations.

IT’S NOT A FEE, IT’S A CONTRIBUTION

Your fishing license purchase helps to protect and preserve the sport of fishing for years to come. The fees collected from Tennessee fishing licenses go toward fishery management, habitat development, endangered species programs, and conservation education. Each time you go fishing in Tennessee, practice respect for our nation’s waters so that our natural resources are available for future generations.

Tennessee Fishing License

TENNESSEE FISHING LICENSE INFORMATION

  • A TN fishing license can be purchased either online from the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency or from an approved Tennessee Wildlife Resources fishing license agent such as a tackle shop or outdoor sporting goods store.
  • A sport fishing license is required for any person 14 years of age and older.
  • The fishing license period for an annual license runs from March 1 through the last day of February the following year.