Virginia Fishing License 2015

Information and Where to Buy Your VA Fishing License

Interested in fishing in Virginia? You'll need to buy the right fishing license if you want to fish in 2015. Here's the deal...

Where to Buy Your 2015 Virginia Fishing License

Getting your Virginia fishing license for 2015 online is one option. You do have to provide your driver's license number. If you'd rather pick one up in person, the Virginia Dept. of Game and Inland Fisheries has an interactive form for finding the nearest place to buy a fishing license in Virginia.

A statewide freshwater fishing license is $23, and a freshwater with saltwater license is $44.50. An interesting note—a Virginia fishing license is good for one year from the date of purchase, unlike many states. This means you can buy one at any time during the year and not feel like you missed out.

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Interesting Facts About the Virginia Fishing License 2015

Note that there are separate licenses for freshwater and trout fishing, as well as fishing the South Holston Reservoir. Virginia saltwater fishing has its own licenses and saltwater fishing regulations regulations, so check those out to be sure you're covered.

Fortunately, everything is spelled out on the Fishing License Information and Fees page. They even have prorated lifetime licenses, but they're only available in Richmond or by mail.

The Free Fishing Days are June 5-7, 2015.

There are some places where Virginia has reciprocal license agreements with other states.

Be sure to read the Freshwater Fishing Regulations before you head out. See the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries for more info about Virginia fishing licenses for 2015.

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