Iowa Fishing License 2015

Information and Where to Buy Your IA Fishing License

Interested in fishing in Iowa? 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 Iowa Fishing License

Getting your Iowa fishing license for 2015 online is one option, though you do have to provide your Social Security Number. If you're not comfortable giving that out online, you can also buy a license in person at a license vendor (listed by county).

A basic resident fishing license is $19.00. If you're over 65, you can get a lifetime license for $52.50. See the full list of license fees to choose the best one for you. Residents under sixteen years old can fish without a license but may need to purchase a trout fee.

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Interesting Facts About the Iowa Fishing License 2015

Check out the profiles of Iowa fish. In addition to a drawing for identification purposes, there's information on distribution, life cycle, and pro tips on catching them.

Iowa's free fishing days (residents only) are the first Friday, Saturday and Sunday of June (June 6, 7, and 8 this year).

The Iowa fishing regulations (an 8MB PDF file) are available online. See the Iowa Department of Natural Resources for more info about Iowa fishing licenses for 2015.

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