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.

  • Fishing License Information
  • Buy Your TN Fishing License Online
  • Fishing licenses go on sale February 18 each year, the beginning of prime fishing, and are valid through the last day of February. You can purchase most licenses, except the Lifetime Sportsman License, from most county clerks, sporting goods stores, hardware stores, boat docks and all Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency regional offices.

Fishing Regulations


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