Alaska Fishing Licenses

Alaska's waterways and fisheries are valuable natural resources and as such need to be protected, carefully managed and maintained. The responsibility for this falls to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G), who among other things need to ensure fish stocks and their habitats are protected and managed for sustained yield.

Compulsory Fishing Licenses and stamps, not only provide useful statistics to help with ongoing fishery management, they also provide the ADF&G Division of Sport Fish with essential funding to enable them to carry on their good work.

You can not fish Alaska's waterways without a fishing license, so please make sure you have one before joining us on your guided Alaska Fishing Trip. See below for further information on fees and where to purchase.

Alaska Fishing License Fees - 2006
Sport Fishing License
King Salmon Stamp
Non Resident
1 Day
3 Day
7 Day
14 Day
Please note under 16's don't need a fishing license but do need a harvest record card.
Where to purchase:

Sport fishing Licenses and King Salmon stamps, if purchased with a fishing license, online can be printed on your printer and you may go fishing right away. Other types of license items are mailed the next business day. Do not purchase online if you need the items before they can reach you via the postal service.

At your local ADF&G Office

Call (907) 465-6085 or email licensehelp@fishgame.state.ak.us to find out where your nearest office is