Marine Waters Fishing Licenses
|Resident All Waters Fishing Age 18-64 Age 16 and 17||$32.00 $16.00|
|Resident Senior Citizen (65 or older) – Marine Waters Fishing||Free (Requires Annual Renewal)|
|Resident Marine Waters Fishing and Firearms Hunting Age 18-64 Age 16 and 17||$25.00 $13.00|
- 1 Are fishing license free in CT?
- 2 What fishing license do I need in CT?
- 3 How much is the fine for fishing without a license in CT?
- 4 How much is a saltwater fishing license in Connecticut?
- 5 Do you need fishing license for catch and release?
- 6 Do senior citizens need a fishing license?
- 7 How long does CT fishing license last?
- 8 Where does fishing license money go?
- 9 What day is opening day for fishing in CT?
- 10 Who needs a fishing license?
Are fishing license free in CT?
Anyone can get a free 1-day all waters fishing license. All other fishing regulations remain in effect. Active Duty Armed Forces: Those currently serving our country and are stationed in Connecticut are eligible to receive the licenses at the resident rate.
What fishing license do I need in CT?
A Marine recreational fishing license is required for anyone age 16 of age or older fishing from shore or from a boat in the marine district. Most licenses are issued on a calendar year basis and expire on December 31st. Licenses are available online at www.ct.gov/deep/fishing.
How much is the fine for fishing without a license in CT?
Going forward, the fine for any violations is set at $87.
How much is a saltwater fishing license in Connecticut?
How much does the license cost? The fee is $10 for residents age 16-64, the license is free for residents age 65 and older, and $15 for non-residents age 16 and older. Will anglers age 65 and older be required to get the Marine Waters Fishing License every year? Yes.
Do you need fishing license for catch and release?
A license is required to attempt to take fish. If you cast a line or catch and release, you need a fishing license.
Do senior citizens need a fishing license?
27 states currently offer discounted hunting or fishing license fees for senior citizens. States that do not require or provide free licenses for senior citizens: AL, AK, CT, FL, GA, IA, MS, OH, RI. States that provide access to special lands, trails, or waters for senior citizens: AR, CT, FL, OK, LA, PA, SC, WA.
How long does CT fishing license last?
Licenses are valid for one calendar year. Fees are charged for Connecticut residents and non-residents. Senior Citizens age 65 or older may obtain a free Lifetime License.
Where does fishing license money go?
It’s satisfying to know that every bit of your license dollar goes to pay for lake and river surveys, fish stocking and hatchery programs, stream habitat improvements, educational programs, conservation officer budgets, infrastructure, and outreach programs.
What day is opening day for fishing in CT?
Freshwater Fishing. When is Opening Day in Connecticut? Opening Day of the trout season is the second Saturday in April beginning at 6 a.m.
Who needs a fishing license?
Who Needs One? In general, any adult who fishes in public waters has to have a fishing license. There are exceptions, though, and these vary from state to state. Senior citizens, disabled people, active military personnel, and veterans are exempt or get a discount in many places.