Fishing Licenses


Applies to all persons over 16 years of age


How do I buy a license by telephone?


Call (501) 223-6349 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. in the Little Rock area. Or call (800) 364-GAME (4263) 24 hours a day/7 days a week. Please have your credit card and an identification number ready. Your identification number can be a driver’s license, Social Security number, hunter education number, state ID number or passport number. Small game and fishing privileges become effective immediately.


How do I buy a license online?


Licenses may be purchased online at https://www4.wildlifelicense.com/ar/start.php. Select buy fishing license at the bottom of the page. You will be asked to supply personal information and a Visa or MasterCard number. A receipt and confirmation number will be printed on your home printer. Small game hunting and fishing privileges are effective at the time of purchase.



License Cost Description
Resident Fisheries Conservation License (FSH) $10.50 Entitles a resident to fish the waters of the state with sport fishing tackle. A Resident Trout Permit also must be purchased to retain trout or to fish in certain waters.
Resident 3-Day Trip Fishing License (RT3) $6.50 Entitles a resident to fish the waters of the state with sport fishing tackle for the three-day period specified. A Resident Trout Permit also must be purchased to retain trout or to fish in certain waters.
Resident Trout Permit (TPR) $5.00 Required to retain trout or to fish in certain waters (see Page 81). Not required for holders of the nonexpiring $1,000 Lifetime Resident Hunting and Fishing Sportsman’s Permit or for holders of the 65- Plus Lifetime License and Trout Permit.
Nonresident Trout Permit (TPN) $12.00 Required of a nonresident to retain trout or to fish in certain waters in addition to a Nonresident Annual or Trip Fishing License.
Nonresident Annual Fishing License (NRF) $40.00 Entitles a nonresident to fish the waters of the state with sport fishing tackle. A Nonresident Trout Permit also must be purchased to retain trout or to fish in certain waters.
Nonresident 3-Day Trip Fishing License (NT3) $11.00 Entitles a nonresident to fish the waters of the state with sport fishing tackle for the three-day period specified. A Nonresident Trout Permit also must be purchased to retain trout or to fish in certain waters.
Nonresident 7-Day Trip Fishing License (NT7) $17.00 Entitles a nonresident to fish the waters of the state with sport fishing tackle for the seven-day period specified. A Nonresident Trout Permit also must be purchased to retain trout or to fish in certain waters.
Nonresident 14-Day Trip Fishing License (N14)$22.00Entitles a nonresident to fish the waters of the state with sport fishing tackle for the 14-day period specified. A Nonresident Trout Permit also must be purchased to retain trout or to fish in certain waters




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