Any persons over the age of fifteen, whether resident or non-resident, must possess a valid Vermont fishing license in order to fish in Vermont state waters. The prices for Vermont fishing licenses for both residents and non-residents are listed below.
|License Type||Resident Price||Non-Resident Price|
|Annual (ages 15-17)||$8||$15|
|Annual (ages 18+)||$28||$54|
Vermont fishing licenses are not required if a resident is fishing on his/her own private property. Any resident of Vermont who is on leave from active military duty can obtain a Vermont fishing license free of charge. Likewise, any military personnel stationed in Vermont can purchase a Vermont fishing license at the resident rate.
Free Vermont fishing licenses are also available for veterans who have at least 60% service-related disability, are legally blind, or are paraplegic, or have a severe physical mobility impairment. Those claiming such fishing licenses cannot obtain them online. They must present the necessary documentation of proof to the office issuing the license.
The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Departments Agency of Natural Resources does offer lifetime fishing licenses for both residents and non-residents. The prices for lifetime Vermont fishing licenses are as follows:
|Age Range||Resident Price||Non-Resident Price|
|Less than 1 year old||$224||$432|
|1 to 15 years old||$448||$864|
|16 to 24 years old||$868||$1674|
|25 to 64 years old||$728||$1404|
Vermont Fishing License Online
Vermont fishing licenses can be purchased through the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department’s Agency of Natural Resources website. Once you create an account, you can buy and print off your fishing license. If you need to add any other licenses or tags or renew your fishing license, you may do so at any time.
Alternatively, fishing licenses can be accessed digitally from your account to present to an inquiring authority without having to carry a paper copy.
Vermont Fishing License Age
All anglers, both resident and non-resident, over the age of fifteen must possess a valid Vermont fishing license in order to fish in Vermont waters. Reduced rate fishing licenses for individuals ages fifteen to seventeen are available for both residents and non-residents.
Both non-resident and resident Vermont senior citizens over the age of 65 may purchase a one-time permanent fishing license for Vermont which will last for the rest of their lives at a price of $60. This must be renewed each year at no cost.
Is There Free Fishing in Vermont?
Vermont offers free fishing days per year during which both non-residents and residents are not required to possess a Vermont fishing license. These free fishing days occur on the last Saturday in January and the second Saturday in June.
There are also a few conditions under which you can obtain a free fishing license for the state including legal blindness, paraplegia, military service-related disability of at least 60%, and severe physical mobility impairment.