Fishing in Nevada is a popular pastime that requires a valid license for anyone aged 12 and over. Whether you’re a resident or a non-resident, understanding the types of licenses available, their costs, and where to purchase them is essential for a legal and enjoyable fishing experience.
Types of Nevada Fishing Licenses
The Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) offers various licenses to cater to different anglers. Here’s a breakdown of the options:
|Annual (ages 18+)
|One Day (ages 18+)
|Each consecutive day added to one day license
Annual combination hunting and fishing licenses are also available, with residents paying $75 and non-residents $155. For youth aged 12-17, only combination licenses are available at $15 for both residents and non-residents.
Special Discounts and Considerations
Nevada offers reduced rate combination licenses for:
- Military personnel stationed outside the state
- Severely disabled persons
- Disabled veterans with at least 50% service-related disability
- Senior citizens over 65 with at least five years of state residency
These special licenses are priced at $15. Native American residents can obtain a combination license for $10, and non-residents have the option for a one-day combination license at $23, with additional days at $8 each.
Where to Purchase
Licenses can be acquired:
- Online via the NDOW website
- By mail
- By phone
- In-person at NDOW offices or licensed agents like Walmart and sporting goods stores
Special discounted licenses require in-person purchase at NDOW offices to present necessary documentation.
NDOW’s website allows for online purchases and renewals. Anglers can print their licenses or access virtual versions through their accounts.
All anglers over the age of 11 must have a valid license. Exceptions include fishing in interstate waters like Lake Tahoe and the Colorado River, where different regulations may apply.
A Nevada fishing license is your ticket to exploring the state’s diverse aquatic life. With options for all types of anglers and special rates for those who qualify, the process is designed to be as inclusive and straightforward as possible. Always check the latest regulations and purchase your license before heading out to ensure a compliant and enjoyable fishing experience.