Maryland Fishing License 2015

Information and Where to Buy Your MD Fishing License

Interested in fishing in Maryland? You'll need to buy the right fishing license if you want to fish in 2015. I bought a license this year to try out some new barbless hooks. Here's the deal...

Where to Buy Your 2015 Maryland Fishing License

Getting your Maryland fishing license 2015 online is one option. There are two reasons I don't really like this option. The first is providing my social security number or driver's license number in an online form. Second, it usually costs more online, since there are often processing fees. It would be convenient, and for MD licenses not requiring a sticker it seems you could use it right away. Still, going to a store on your way fishing is easy enough to do.

I've found this easiest way to buy a Maryland fishing license is in person at Hudson Trail Outfitters (Note - Jan 9, 2012: I went to Sports Authority to get a license in Rockville and they don't sell them anymore) or Kmart (although I usually end up buying some fishing gear I don't need). The Maryland DNR has a list of stores selling fishing licenses. There are over 350 stores in Maryland.

Interesting Facts About the Maryland Fishing License 2015

If you are under 16 you don't need a license. A resident license costs $20.50 and is good January 1, 2015 until December 31, 2015. You might as well get it early since there is no price drop later in the year. If you're from Virginia or DC, be sure to check out the reciprocal agreements.

Free Fishing Days: You don't need a license the first two Saturdays in June (June 6 and 13 in 2015) or on July 4.

The cost of a Maryland fishing license varies based on how you plan to fish. The DNR has a list of all fees.

See the Maryland DNR for more info about the Maryland fishing license 2015.

Why not take a look at barbless fishing?