Any persons fishing in West Virginia waters over the age of fifteen (except for residents 65 and older) are required to possess a valid West Virginia fishing license. The prices of West Virginia fishing licenses for both residents and non-residents are listed below.
|License Type||Resident Price||Non-Resident Price|
Conservation stamps are required of anglers except for those residents who hold a lifetime fishing license. They can be purchased for $5 for West Virginia residents and $13 for non-residents. Likewise, any angler fishing for trout must purchase a trout stamp available at a cost of $10 for West Virginia residents and $16 for non-residents.
Combination fishing, hunting, and trapping licenses are also available for both residents and junior non-residents to purchase for the state of West Virginia. Pricing for these licenses is as follows:
|Annual fishing, hunting, and trapping (ages 15 to 17)||$16|
|Annual fishing, hunting, and trapping (ages 18 to 64)||$35|
|Annual fishing, hunting, trapping, and trout fishing||$45|
|Three-year fishing, hunting, trapping||$105|
|Three-year fishing, hunting, trapping, and trout fishing||$135|
Free West Virginia fishing licenses are available for residents and non-residents who are under 21 and have been diagnosed with a life-threatening disease.
Finally, those exempt from carrying a West Virginia fishing license include residents who are blind, on leave from active military duty, permanently service-related disabled veterans, developmentally disabled, or patients of a mental hospital.
West Virginia Fishing License Online
West Virginia fishing licenses can be purchased from the Division of Natural Resources website by enrolling in their licensing and game check system. Once you create an account, you can purchase any fishing license online and print it off from home.
Can You Purchase a West Virginia Fishing License at Walmart?
Yes, West Virginia fishing licenses are available for purchase from any Walmart store which has an outdoor and sporting goods department. There are 38 Walmart supercenters in the state of West Virginia that should be able to provide fishing licenses to both residents and non-residents.
West Virginia Fishing License Age
Everyone over the age of fourteen is required to possess a valid WV fishing license if fishing in state waters. Residents of the state who are older than 64 are exempt from this rule if they can provide residential identification to inquiring authorities while fishing.
Lifetime West Virginia Fishing License
Lifetime fishing licenses are available to residents and non-residents that are attending a college or university as full-time students. The prices for these lifetime licenses are listed below.
|License Type||Age Class||Price|
|Fishing||Less than 2 years old||$276|
|Trout fishing||Less than 2 years old||$115|
|Trout fishing||Ages 2+||$230|
|Combination fishing, trapping, and hunting||Less than 2 years old||$402.50|
|Combination fishing, trapping, and hunting||Ages 2 to 64||$805|
|Combination fishing, trapping, and hunting||Ages 65+||$25|