The DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife reminds Indiana anglers that last year’s fishing licenses are about to expire

March 30th, 2017 / John Lee / Comments Off on The DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife reminds Indiana anglers that last year’s fishing licenses are about to expire

March 30, 2017

New fishing license year begins on April 1 – 3/29/2017 – State of Indiana

The DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife reminds Indiana anglers that last year’s fishing licenses are about to expire and that they are encouraged to report their big catches this year.

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. Indiana residents who are at least 64 years old and born after March 31, 1943 are eligible to buy a Senior Annual ($3) or Senior Fish for Life ($17) license.

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