Get a Rhode Island Fishing License

Purchase Rhode Island fishing licenses for your family so that you can take advantage of some of the best freshwater and saltwater spots in the state. If you plan to try your luck at trout fishing on Olney Pond at Lincoln Woods State Park or flounder fishing from the coastal shores, you will need to have a valid fishing license and know the RI fishing laws.

Get a Rhode Island Fishing License

RHODE ISLAND FISHING LAWS AND REGULATIONS

Fishing laws are in place to help ensure that our fish populations remain healthy now and for future generations of anglers. Always check a current version of the fishing regulations before you plan a day on the water so that you know the laws that pertain to fishing seasons, size limits, possession limits, and specific waterways. Certain areas may be designated as “no kill” or “catch and release” only.

IT’S NOT A FEE, IT’S A CONTRIBUTION

Your fishing license purchase helps to protect and preserve the sport of fishing for years to come. The fees collected from Rhode Island fishing licenses go toward fishery management, habitat development, endangered species programs, and conservation education.

Rhode Island Fishing License

RHODE ISLAND FISHING LICENSE INFORMATION

  • The easiest and quickest way to get your Rhode Island fishing license is to buy it online using a credit card. There are different types of freshwater and saltwater fishing licenses available for residents and non-residents.
  • The saltwater license is reciprocal with New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Maine. You can buy a 3-day non-resident Freshwater tourist license (3 consecutive days), a 7 day saltwater license, and a 14-day tourist shellfish license.
  • The annual license term runs from March 1st until the last day of February of the following year.