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    Default Costs of fishing licenses

    I'm just curious as to how much fishing licenses vary from state to state. Here in the uk almost every water is privately owned, but before you're even allowed to carry and use up to two rods you have to buy an Environmental Agency license, more than two rods and you have to buy two licenses! Current annual cost for Migratory species such as Atlantic salmon and sea trout and anything else that swims £72.oo($108.00). Concessionary(sr citizens) £48($72.00). Now that only entitles the angler to carry rods. When you arrive to fish you then PAY the water owners-on stillwaters for How many fish you Hope to catch Or you fish catch and release for a reduced rate. On rivers and streams it's a day-ticket and some areas have passport schemes where you can fish more than one river for a reasonable amount. Unfortunately that's the way it is here and unless you fish in the sea you PAY-and the E.A. even want to try to charge a license fee for that!

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    Here in Colorado a fishing license is 26$ for a resident. This allows you to fish one rod but you may carry as many as you would like. You can purchase an additional rod stamp for 5$. You may not use any more than that at one time.

    We have so much public water here it would be impossible to fish it all in a lifetime.

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    Last year we had a 150% increase. From $20 to $50, $85 for non-residents. But the state soon found that casual fishermen weren't interested in shelling out that kind of dough and license sales dropped by half.
    Before opening day, the state changed their tune and dropped the fees to a more reasonable increase, promising credit this season to those who bought their licenses before the change
    When I got mine this year .... $14 with the credit. I smiled all day

    I haven't yet bought any out of state licenses yet though. I live 3 miles from Rhode Island and 12 miles from Mass. I usually get a Vermont license and sometimes a Maine or New Hampshire
    It adds up.
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    Here in Wyoming my annual resident license cost $25.00 Non resident is around $80.00 but you can buy day licenses for $7.00. I also buy a Idaho non resident each year for around $80.00.
    Davo
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    I typically buy a Utah season and Wyoming or Idaho if my summer has good time available.

    All are good values in my book.

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    Default Re: Costs of fishing licenses

    Ohio -
    under age 16 no license required
    ages 16 - 65 resident license $19
    age 66 & older $10
    1 day license (resident or non-resident) $11
    3 day non-resident $19
    annual non-resident $40
    free license for:
    * Persons born before Dec. 31, 1937
    * Persons who are mobility impaired and require the assistance of another person to cast and retrieve
    * Residents of state and county institutions
    * Holders of “Veteran” license plates displaying the international wheelchair symbol
    * Certain veterans who are permanently disabled
    * Former prisoners of war

    License requirements:
    * A fishing license is required to take fish, frogs, or turtles from Ohio waters.
    * Persons fishing in privately owned ponds, lakes, or reservoirs to and from which fish do not migrate, are not required to have a license to take fish, but must have one to take frogs or turtles.
    * Persons fishing in privately owned ponds, lakes, or reservoirs that are open to public fishing through an agreement or lease with the Division of Wildlife are required to have a fishing license.
    * Anglers must have their license in their possession while fishing and must show the license to anyone on request.
    * Members of the U.S. Armed Forces on active duty stationed in Ohio, but NOT on leave or furlough are required to purchase a resident license.

    FISHING LINES- Anglers may not use more than two fishing lines, whether fastened to a pole, a rod and reel, or hand held. Anglers may use up to three hooks on each line, except as provided in the Ohio Administrative Code.

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    In Ontario the price is broken up into "sport" and "conservation" licenses. Sport licenses allow you to keep more fish, so it's more expensive at $27.20 for an annual license tag. Conservation is more for catch-and-release anglers (no more than 2 instead of five to keep for certain species, for example), and the annual price is $15.62. This allows you to fish any species, following the regulations of course.

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    it's usually something like $25-30 here in Illinois for a resident, but that includes an inland trout and also a great lakes salmon stamp. I also buy a Wisconsin with an inland and a great lakes and that runs me about $70, $50 for the non-resident and $10 a stamp
    -shawn

    'If our father had had his say, nobody who did not know how to catch a fish would be allowed to disgrace a fish by catching him.'

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    Here in MI it's $28.00 + change for an "All Species" which covers all the Salmonids, OH non-res is $40.00 and PA non-res is $65.00. Not too bad for the fishing I have available to me...

    Dan

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    California

    Resident $43.46
    Nonresident $116.90

    Then there are extra fees for report cards, two rod stamps, other privileges.

    MP

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