Obtaining a Connecticut Fishing License

Fishing Licenses Obtaining a Connecticut Fishing License

How to Get Your Connecticut Fishing License

Provided you have a , there is no better state to go fishing in than the 'Constitution State.' With more than 3,000 beautiful lakes to choose from, avid fishers often flock to Silver Lake, Manitook Lake, Bantam Lake, Lake Lillinonah, Highland Lake, Gardner Lake, and Amos Lake for angling.

Remember, however, that every state in the U.S. requires a fishing license. Where to go to get a fishing license depends on your preference, but it can include getting your fishing license online or through a fishing license app.

The process of getting your license can be substantially time-consuming and expensive on your own, taking away from precious time on the water. Fortunately, DoNotPay can take charge of everything for you — from renewals and payments to ensuring you obtain the proper type of licensing (i.e., saltwater licensing versus freshwater licensing).

The Different Types of Connecticut Fishing Licenses 

Before diving into the different types of Connecticut fishing licenses you can choose from, you must first know whether you need a saltwater fishing license OR freshwater fishing license.

Then you can choose from the following types of fishing licenses:

  1. Resident Inland Fishing
  2. Resident All Waters Fishing
  3. Trout and Salmon Stamp
  4. Nonresident Season Inland Fishing
  5. Nonresident Season-All Waters Fishing
  6. Nonresident Three Day Inland Fishing

For those who are under 16, Connecticut also offers a free 'fishing license' known as a Youth Fishing Passport. All the minor needs is parental/guardian permission, and the passport can be obtained online.

Fishing License Costs in Connecticut 

Although Connecticut's youth licensing is free, many other fishing licenses in the state are not. Depending on what fishing license you need, you can expect to pay one or more of the following:

  • Resident Inland Fishing — $14 (16 and 17-years-old), $28 for those 18 to 64
  • Resident All Waters Fishing — $16 (16 and 17-years-old), $32 for those 18 to 64
  • Trout and Salmon Stamp — $3 (16 and 17-years-old), $5 for those 18 to 64
  • Nonresident Season Inland Fishing — $55
  • Nonresident Season-All Waters Fishing — $63
  • Nonresident Three Day Inland Fishing — $22

Combination licensing prices include:

  • Resident Inland Fishing and Small Game Firearms Hunting — $19 (16 and 17-years-old), $38 for those 18 to 64
  • Resident All Waters Fishing and Small Game Firearms Hunting — $20 (16 and 17-years-old), $40 for those 18 to 64
  • Resident All Waters Fishing and Bow and Arrow Permit to Hunt Deer and Small Game — $33 (16 and 17-years-old), $65 for those 18 to 64
  • Nonresident Inland Fishing and Small Game Firearms Hunting — $110
  • Nonresident All Waters Fishing and Firearms Hunting — $120

How to Get a Connecticut Fishing License by Yourself

There are three ways you can go about getting your Connecticut fishing license: sending your form through the mail, making a trip to your county office, or checking out Connecticut's official sportsman licensing system. 

By MailSending a form through the mail requires payment by check, card, or money order — never cash. You will also need to print and fill out the fishing licensing form to add before sending it. Beware, however, that there is a two-week wait for your fishing license after DEEP receives your form and payment.
In PersonYour county office or other affiliated shops can also work with you to fill out and obtain your fishing license. The challenge of working with either is that many other local residents choose this option, which may lead to long lines and wait times.
OnlineCheck out on DEEP's online portal. While it seems easy enough, yearly and seasonal renewals will require you to remember log-ins and passwords every time.

How DoNotPay Can Make the Process Quicker and Easier

Getting your fishing licenses yourself can become such a hassle. Let DoNotPay do all the hard work for you.

In these three quick and easy steps, you'll have your fishing license in no time:

  1. Search "fishing license" on DoNotPay and select the state you would like a fishing license for.


  2. Indicate whether you are a resident or non-resident, and choose the type of license you want. For example, saltwater vs. freshwater license, three-day only pass, and more.


  3. Provide your contact information, a copy of your government-issued ID, and pay the fee required by the state.


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