Get a West Virginia Fishing License

You can buy your West Virginia fishing license in person from an approved West Virginia fish and game license agent, but it is even easier to purchase your fishing license online from the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. Once you have your WV fishing license, you can start fishing for species like smallmouth bass, rainbow trout, northern pike or muskellunge.

Get a West Virginia Fishing License

WEST VIRGINIA FISHING LAWS AND REGULATIONS

West Virginia fish and game agents work for the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources and are responsible for enforcing the state fishing regulations. Without fishing regulations and laws, our fish populations would become endangered or depleted. Every angler is responsible for knowing the fishing laws, so check the current set of state regulations before each trip.

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 West Virginia fishing licenses go toward fishery management, habitat development, endangered species programs, and conservation education.

West Virginia Fishing License

WEST VIRGINIA FISHING LICENSE INFORMATION

  • There are different fishing license options available for residents and non-residents, so be sure to read through the descriptions or ask about the license types that can save you money over the long-term. Some states offer lifetime licenses that are a good option for avid anglers.
  • Fishing licenses are good for the calendar year, is always a good idea to purchase your new license at the beginning of each year.
  • All anglers age 15 and older are required to have a fishing license and a valid form of identification while fishing.