District of Columbia Fishing and Boating

There are plenty of Washington D.C. fishing and boating spots you can explore in the area. Whether you choose to fish from a boat or spend the day catching and releasing fish, you can get your fishing license, check for updated fishing rules and resources using the links in this section. Learn more about District of Columbia fishing licenses and boat registrations.

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District of Columbia Fishing

Get started fishing in Washington D.C. today. You can easily purchase your fishing license online, find resources and more.

Get a District of Columbia Fishing License

Buying a fishing license is the first & most important step for any angler. Get more information.

District of Columbia Boating

Get started boating in Washington D.C. Get boating resources, find boater’s safety courses, learn about Boating laws and regulations.

Register A Boat In District of Columbia

Registering your boat is easier than you think. Get information about how to register your boat.

Fishing and Boating Events in District of Columbia

Aug.
22

Night Fishing on the Tidal Basin

Join the Department of Energy & Environment (DOEE), U.S. Bureau of Land Management, and FishingCommunity.org for an evening of fishing along the Tidal Basin on Thursday, August 22 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Register in advanc...

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Sep.
8

Anacostia River Family Fishing Day in Sept

Learn to fish and take a tour of the Aquatic Resources Education Center. Fishing instruction and equipment provided by DOEE, Bureau of Land Management, & Fishing Community.org. This event is for the entire family! Rain or s...

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Oct.
5

Anacostia River Family Fishing Day in Oct

Learn to fish and take a tour of the Aquatic Resources Education Center. Fishing instruction and equipment provided by DOEE, Bureau of Land Management, & Fishing Community.org. This event is for the entire family! Rain or s...

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