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|Delaware Resident||Agent Fee|
|Resident Fishing License (Ages 16 to 64)||$8.50||$2.50|
|Non-Resident Fishing License (Age 16 and Over)||N/A||$2.50|
|7-Day Non-Resident Fishing License (Age 16 and Over)||N/A||$2.50|
|Resident Trout Stamp (Ages 16 to 64)||$4.20||$1.00|
- 1 Can you fish in Delaware without a license?
- 2 Do seniors need a fishing license in Delaware?
- 3 Can you buy a Delaware fishing license online?
- 4 How much is a freshwater fishing license at Walmart?
- 5 Do you need fishing license for catch and release?
- 6 What fish can you catch in Delaware?
- 7 Can I fish in Delaware with a Maryland license?
- 8 Do you need a fishing license to fish saltwater in Delaware?
- 9 Do I need a license to surf fish in Delaware?
- 10 Can you keep female blue crabs in Delaware?
- 11 Can I get a fishing license at Walmart?
- 12 Do you need a fishing license to crab in Delaware?
- 13 Do I need a fishing license?
- 14 Can you get fishing license at Big 5?
Can you fish in Delaware without a license?
A general fishing license is required for fishing, crabbing, or clamming in tidal and non-tidal waters in Delaware. The Delaware Fishing Guide, a publication of the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Division of Fish & Wildlife, provides comprehensive information about fishing in Delaware.
Do seniors need a fishing license in Delaware?
Residents of the State of Delaware age 65 years and older are exempt from fishing license requirements, but must have proof of age and residency. Children under the age of 16 are exempt from the fishing license requirements and FIN requirement.
Can you buy a Delaware fishing license online?
Delaware fishing licenses can be purchased online via Digital DNREC or in-person at an authorized license agent or at the licensing desk inside DNREC’s Richardson and Robbins Building, at 89 Kings Highway SW, in Dover.
How much is a freshwater fishing license at Walmart?
However, the annual Walmart fishing license costs $10 for residents and $25 for non-residents for freshwater.
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.
What fish can you catch in Delaware?
Delaware Saltwater Fish
- Basses (Sea) Black Sea Bass. More information.
- Basses (Temperate) Striped Bass. More information.
- Billfishes. Blue Marlin. More information.
- Cods. Atlantic Cod. More information.
- Drums. Atlantic Croaker. More information.
- Flounders. Four-Spot Flounder. More information.
- Grunts. Pigfish.
- Hakes. Red Hake (Ling)
Can I fish in Delaware with a Maryland license?
Delaware does not have fishing license reciprocity with other states. You must have a Delaware fishing license to fish, crab or clam in Delaware. Delaware does not recognize Federal FIN numbers or FIN numbers from other states. You must have a free Delaware FIN (Fishing License Information).
Do you need a fishing license to fish saltwater in Delaware?
You will need to purchase a Delaware fishing license before you can start fishing for saltwater sport fish such as striped bass in Delaware Bay or for freshwater species like largemouth bass at Silver Lake in Dover.
Do I need a license to surf fish in Delaware?
The surf fishing vehicle permit serves as the permit- holder of record’s fishing license when fishing in designated Delaware State Park surf fishing areas, as long as all rules and regulations are followed. Other anglers must have valid fishing licenses issued by the Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife.
Can you keep female blue crabs in Delaware?
You may keep non-egg bearing mature female blue crabs in the state of Delaware. Her shell width must be no less than 5 inches from point to point. You know the female is mature when her abdomen is a rounded half-circle with a point instead of a sharp “V” shape.
Can I get a fishing license at Walmart?
Yep, you can easily obtain a fishing license from a Walmart store, as long as it’s one that has a Sports & Outdoors section. A Walmart fishing license is the same kind that’s issued by the state. It affords you the same rights and privileges on public waters.
Do you need a fishing license to crab in Delaware?
A license is required in all waters to fish, clam or crab. In addition to the license requirements, do I need anything else to recreationally fish (or shellfish) in Delaware? Yes, you will need a Delaware-issued Fisherman Information Network (FIN) number.
Do I need a fishing license?
Most likely, you will need a fishing license of some type no matter what state you are in. The type of the fishing license can vary, however. A saltwater license does not give someone permission to fish in freshwater lakes and streams, and vice versa. Some states combine all kinds of fishing into one license.
Can you get fishing license at Big 5?
Fishing licenses can be purchased at most Big 5 Sporting Goods stores.