When you purchase a fishing license, you're helping to protect, preserve and enhance the sport of fishing for today and for generations to come.

License fees help pay for fishery and hatchery management, habitat development and protection, endangered species programs, fishing and conservation education, lake maps and other publications, and many other valuable programs. 

Fishing licenses for your state can be obtained from the link(s) below.

  • Indiana License Regulations
  • License Fees and Purchasing Information
  • Buy Your IN Fishing License Online  
  • To fish in public lakes, streams, rivers or tributaries in the state of Indiana or its boundary waters, you must have a valid fishing license. License holders must carry their license while fishing and present it to a conservation officer (or any authorized law enforcement official) upon request. There are fines and penalties for fishing without a license.
    You must also have a valid trout and salmon stamp in your possession to legally fish for or take trout and salmon from public waters.
  • Contact: Indiana DNR Customer Service Center (317) 233-4976

Fishing Regulations


Do you know what fishing laws apply in your state? Find out more by using the information links below.