Dept of Fish & Wildlife - 2018 Sport Fishing

California Natural Resources Agency
                   Department of Fish and Wildlife


2018 SPORT FISHING ITEMS AND FEES

Fee includes 5% License Agent Handling Fee and 3% Nonrefundable Application Fee

A Sport Fishing License and the appropriate validations are required for any person who is 16 years of age or older to take fish, mollusks, crustaceans, invertebrates, amphibians or reptiles in inland or ocean waters.

ANNUAL FISHING LICENSES - Valid January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2019                              FEE
Resident ......................................................................................................................................................$48.34 
Nonresident ................................................................................................................................................130.42  
Reduced-Fee (Disabled Veterans & Recovering Service Members - Available if prequalified by CDFW) ..... 7.56 
Free (Visually, Mobility or Developmentally Impaired - Available if prequalified by CDFW) ......................... FREE

Duplicate .......................................................................................................................................................10.80

SHORT TERM FISHING LICENSES
One-Day..........................................................................................................................................................15.69

Two-Day......................................................................................................................................................... 24.33

Ten-Day Nonresident  .................................................................................................................................. 48.34
GIFT VOUCHER & REDEMPTIONS
Gift Voucher for a Resident Sport Fishing License (Not a Valid License until Redeemed) ...................... 48.34 
Resident Sport Fishing License Voucher Redemption (Must Surrender Gift Voucher) ........................... FREE
VALIDATIONS
Second Rod ..................................... ............................................................................................................. 15.12 
Ocean Enhancement (Required South of Santa Barbara County) ................................................................. 5.40 
Duplicate Validations (each) .......................................................................................................................... 3.24
All anglers must have the appropriate report cards in possession while fishing; including anglers 15
years of age and younger, anglers fishing on free fishing days, and anglers who fish from a public pier in ocean waters.
REPORT CARDS
Abalone (Available March 15, 2018) .......................................................................................................... 22.94 
North Coast Salmon (Klamath-Trinity & Smith River System) ........................................................................ 6.48
Steelhead Trout................................................................................................................................................ 7.05
Sturgeon .......................................................................................................................................................... 8.38
2017/2018 Spiny Lobster  (Available until March 21, 2018) ........................................................................... 9.46
2018/2019 Spiny Lobster (Available August 15, 2018)  .................................................................................. 9.46
NON-REPORTING FEES
Spiny Lobster Non-Reporting Fee ................................................................................................................ 21.60
                                        NON-HUNTING / NON-FISHING ITEMS AND FEES

CDFW LANDS PASSES
Annual CDFW Lands Pass ............................................................................................................................. 25.10 
Duplicate Annual Lands Pass ........................................................................................................................ 10.80 
Daily CDFW Lands Pass ................................................................................................................................... 4.32

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