The state of California is known for having several different fishing licenses, so you will need to know which one will be appropriate for the type of fishing you intend to do. Clicking on the “Get a California Fishing License” button below will help you determine which fishing license will be most appropriate for you to purchase – short-term and annual licensing options are available.
When you purchase your California fishing license, you’ll be assured that funds from these sales will be used for maintaining and improving waterways – which will, in turn, allow fish and other aquatic life to thrive. License fees also cover the cost of conservation education. California is also one of the few states that do not require fishing licenses if you only intend to fish on public piers.
Your California fishing license can be purchased online, at sporting goods stores, and some grocery stores.