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Get an Indiana Fishing License

Before you bait a hook or cast a line, make sure you have a valid Indiana fishing license. The fees from state fishing license purchases help contribute towards fishery management, habitat protection, endangered species programs, and conservation education. Buy your fishing license today, then check the Indiana fishing regulations for size and bag limits.

Get an Indiana Fishing License
Fishing License


Fish populations would become depleted if there were no fishing regulations in place. Fishing rules and regulations help ensure that our fisheries stay healthy so that future generations can experience the fun of fishing. There are unique regulations in place for certain species and waterways, so review the most recent set of rules each time you go out on the water.


Every time you go fishing, you make an impact on the environment around you. With an increasing number of anglers on the waterways each year, there can be a high level of pressure exerted on our fish species and the habitats in which they live. Learn more about how state fisheries managers and biologists implement fish management plans that often include fish stocking or habitat protection efforts in order to sustain healthy fisheries.


  • Buying a fishing license online from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources is fast and easy, the online licensing system is available 24 hours a day.
  • A fishing license is required if you are planning to fish in public lakes, streams, rivers or boundary waters in the State.
  • If you are planning to fish for trout or salmon in Indiana, there are special license regulations that you need to follow, including the purchase of a trout/salmon stamp.