Options to buy a fishing license

Get it online

The first thing you need to know is that any person who lives in Washington, and likes to fish must have a license. The minimum age to acquire one is 15 years old.

The only exceptions for this regulation is in case you are fishing –or collecting– these species: Common carp, Crawfish, Bullfrogs, or Relic shells.

Now, if you need to buy a license, this is what you have to do:

  • Go to the online licensing portal from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW). Click here to access.
  • If you have already registered, log in with your username and password.

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  • But, if you do not have an account, click the “Enroll Today!” blue button to get a WILD ID.

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  • After completing all the necessary information to open your account, you will see your dashboard, and you can check the different licenses that the WDFW provides.

On the other hand, if you buy online, you will receive it in your mail ten days later; consider this waiting-period in case you have an upcoming activity.

But, if you registered your email to your WILD ID, you can receive a temporary license that will be valid during those ten days.

➡ READ ALSO: How to get a state ID card.