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


Fishing in the District in September - Aquatic Resources Education Center

Join us to go fishing this month. Equipment, bait and tackle will be provided. All fishing equipment will be sanitized after each event. Registration is first come, first served with a 20 persons max per event. Requirement...

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