Indiana Fishing Licenses About to Expire

The DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife is reminding us that last year’s fishing licenses are about to expire. Indiana fishing licenses are valid from April 1 through March 31 of the following year, so a 2017 license will be required beginning this Saturday.

With a few exceptions, a valid fishing license issued by the DNR is needed to fish in public lakes, streams, rivers or tributaries in Indiana or its boundary waters. Children younger than 18 and adults born before April 1, 1943 are not required to have a license to fish.

An annual fishing license costs $17 for Indiana residents and $35 for non-residents. We have details on where you can buy them online and in person.

Licenses can be purchased online at, in person at more than 525 retailers statewide, or by calling the DNR Customer Service Center at (317) 232-4200 during normal business hours.