*** Recreation Licenses expire on August 31 Annually ***
It is illegal in Alabama for a non-resident with a valid driver's license to possess an Alabama non-driver's ID card.
Most recreational licenses can be purchased by visiting your local license agent or County Probate/License Commissioner’s Offices, on our website or app, by phone and at select WFF locations.
Non-residents age 16 years of age and over are required to have appropriate recreational licenses.
|Freshwater Fishing - Annual||Allows non-residents age 16 and over to fish the freshwaters of Alabama. Annual licenses expire August 31. *Due to reciprocal agreements, special fishing license fees may apply to residents of Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi & Tennessee.|
|Freshwater Fishing - 7-day trip||Allows non-residents age 16 and over to fish the freshwaters of Alabama. Annual licenses expire August 31. *Due to reciprocal agreements, special fishing license fees may apply to residents of Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi & Tennessee.|
|Freshwater Fishing Family 3-day trip|
|Allows non-resident license holder plus 4 immediate family members to fish, up to 72 consecutive hours. Immediate family definded as license holder's spouse, parents, siblings and children. (grandchildren are not included)||$28.75|
Non-Resident College Students
Allows certain non-resident students age 17-23 to qualify for resident recreational hunting and fishing licenses. Must be a full-student enrolled in an approved Alabama Higher Education Institute. Click here for list of approved institutes.
|Freshwater Fishing State Lakes Annual License||Allows a non-resident to fish at any WFF Division owned State Lake in lieu of a non-resident fishing license. Expires annually on August 31.||$12.45|
|Freshwater Fishing State Lakes Daily License||Allows a non-resident to fish for one day at any WFF Division owned State Lake in lieu of a non-resident fishing license.||$7.50|
|Spearfishing||Allows non-residents age 16 and over to spear commercial or nongame fish in freshwater and saltwater completely submerged. Freshwater and/or saltwater fishing license also required. Annual licenses expire August 31 annually. 7-day trip is valid for 7 consecutive days.|
|Disabled Freshwater Fishing 3-Day Event License|
Allows for DCNR sanctioned events hosting disabled applicants (resident or non-resident) to fish for 3 days (up to 72 consecutive hours). This license permits up to 20 disabled participants and their assistants on one event. Each additional participant over 20 will be an additional $5.
|Wirebasket||Allows non-residents (any age) to catch non-game fish in public freshwaters for personal consumption. Prices and number of baskets vary depending on county. Not allowed in all counties.|
Varies - see application