Fishing Licenses

Fishing Licenses

Nevada is home to more than 200 lakes and reservoirs and 600 streams and rivers, which provide nearly 400,000 surface acres of sport fishing opportunity. Fishing licenses are available for a day or a full year of fun and exploration.

Check out our new FishNV tool

Did you know that NDOW staff has built a tool to help anglers like you get to know Nevada waters and the species living in them? Check out our new interactive FishNV tool.


Where do I start?

All you need to fish Nevada waters is a pole and a license. Buy your annual or single day license today to get out and explore beautiful parts of the state.
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Learn more about fishing in Nevada and how to plan out your trip whether you are new or an experienced angler.


People of all ages are allowed to head out to the waters to catch a fish but anyone 12 years of age or older is required to have a fishing license in their possession while in the field.

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License Costs

Licenses can be purchased online any time of year to head out and fish. License fees are listed below.

Resident Fishing Fees
Adult fishing - 18 & older $40
Youth combination 12-17 $15
1-day permit - 18 & older $9
Consecutive Day $3
Non-Resident Fishing Fees
Adult Fishing - 18 & older $80
NV Interstate Boundary Waters $30
1-Day Permit to Fish - 18 & older $18
Consecutive Day $7

*Prices do not include nominal processing fee

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Fishing Limits & Seasons

Find the most recent fishing limits and seasons in your area.

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Explore Where to Fish

Fishing Nevada waters is a great pastime with many unique spots across the state. In this interactive map, you can look through the species found in Nevada and see which bodies of water they reside in.

Accessible Fishing in Nevada

Nevada offers many ways to get out and fish including many urban ponds and other bodies of water that have ADA-accessible options. Explore different options below.

Body of Water Location Facility Managing Authority
Sparks Marina Sparks One fishing pier at the southwest end of the lake City of Sparks
Body of Water Location Facility Managing Authority
Cave Lake Ely ADA pier and parking Nevada State Parks
Eagle Valley Reservoir Eagle Valley Reservoir, Pioche Accessible fishing peir and boat ramp Nevada State Parks