New Hampshire Fishing License Requirements

Anglers in New Hampshire are required to have a valid, current New Hampshire fishing license if they are 16 years-old or older, and wish to fish the freshwaters of New Hampshire. This is true for anglers who are residents of New Hampshire and for anglers who are non-residents of New Hampshire.

Resident anglers wishing to fish the freshwaters of New Hampshire can choose from a New Hampshire Fishing License, a New Hampshire 1-Day Fishing License, a New Hampshire Hunting/Fishing Combination License,a Lifetime Combination Hunting/Fishing License or a Lifetime Fishing License.

Non-residents of New Hampshire have the opportunity to purchase a New Hampshire Non-resident Fishing License, a New Hampshire Non-resident 1-Day Fishing License, a New Hampshire Non-resident 3-day Fishing License, a New Hampshire Non-resident 7-day Fishing License or a New Hampshire Non-resident Hunting/Fishing Combination License.

These licenses are available to anglers online, where the angler will need to agree to a Resident Affidavit, then they will need to enter their name, address, email address, identification and their physical description.Anglers purchasing their fishing license online will need a computer, a printer and a Visa, Mastercard or Ddiscover Card. These fishing licenses are also available at local license agents throughout the state.

Residents of New Hampshire who are over the age of 68 can recieve a free Permanent Combination Hunting and Fishing License or a Permanent Fishing Only License as long as they can prove that they have been a resident of New Hampshire for at least 2 years prior to applying for the license they desire and have a valid New Hampshire driver’s license or state issued identification card.

In order to be considered a resident of New Hampshire and to purchase a New Hampshire Resident Fishing License, the angler applying for the fishing license must possess a valid New Hampshire driver’s license or a New Hampshire state issued photo identification card and must not be capible of claiming residency in any other state. Also, possession of real estate in New Hampshire by an angler who resides outside of New Hampshire does not qualify that angler as a resident of New Hampshire. Residents of New Hampshire must agree to a Resident Affidavit in which they certify that they are a resident of the state and that they do not claim residency in another state.

Anglers who enjoy the freshwater fishing opportunities throughout the State of New Hampshire are required to have in their possession a valid, current fishing license at anytime they are attempting to take fish. This is a requirement for both residents of New Hampshire and for non-residents of New Hampshire and must be adhered to in order to legally participate in this sport.

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