Get a District of Columbia Fishing License

Once you purchase your Washington D.C. fishing license and check the current fishing regulations, you can plan a fishing trip to a place like Hains Point, at the eastern edge of East Potomac Park. Fishing license fees help pay for fishery management, habitat protection, endangered species programs and conservation education.

Get a District of Columbia Fishing License

WASHINGTON D.C. FISHING LAWS AND REGULATIONS
Prior to planning a fishing trip in Washington D.C., you will need to check the fishing regulations or fishing laws that apply to the area. Fishing regulations may include designated seasons for certain species, minimum possession lengths and the type of gear that can be used.

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 Washington D.C. fishing licenses go toward fishery management, habitat development, endangered species programs, and conservation education.

District of Columbia Fishing License

WASHINGTON D.C. FISHING LICENSE INFORMATION

  • A Washington DC fishing license can be purchased online from the District Department of the Environment or from an approved fishing license vendor.
  • Washington, D.C. offers an annual and a 14-day fishing license. All persons ages 16 to 64 are required to have a license to fish for any species of fish.
  • Fishing licenses are valid from January 1 to December 31 of the calendar year marked on the license.