Fishing and Boating in Tennessee

You can experience a day of Tennessee fishing on Old Hickory Lake in Bledsoe State Park or by catching up crappie from a boat. Whichever you choose, you will find the resources to purchase your fishing license online and learn how to apply for your boat registration in this section.


Tennessee Fishing

Get started fishing in Tennessee today. The state offers a 3-day, 10-day, or annual fishing license. Check the new mobile app.

Get a Tennessee Fishing License

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

Tennessee Boating

You can go boating in Tennessee on one of the state’s many freshwater rivers, lakes, and reservoirs. Register your new boat here.

Register A Boat In Tennessee

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

Fishing and Boating Events in Tennessee


Progressive Insurance Boat & Sportshow

See what’s new NOW! There’s no better place to see and buy boats, gear and accessories. This 4-day event packs the Music City Center with everything you need for a summer full of boating and fishing fun! Shop the area’s best s...

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For more information and details for this event please visit Sponsored By: Progressive, Discover Boating, NMMA

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