KANSAS FISHING LAWS AND REGULATIONS
Fishing regulations are put into place to conserve fish populations for years to come. There are specific regulations or rules to follow for each different species and waterway, so always check the regulations for updates before each trip. For easy reference, keep a current set of regulations with you. Place a copy in your tackle box, backpack, or on board your boat.
IT'S NOT A FEE, IT'S A CONTRIBUTION
When you put successful catch and release strategies into practice, you are contributing towards the protection of our natural resources. Learn about the best tackle and tools for the type of fishing you plan to do. Fighting a fish for an extended period of time, for example, will cause the fish to become exhausted. Use tackle that is matched to the species and learn about useful release tools like rubberized-mesh nets that help protect the fish.
KANSAS FISHING LICENSE INFORMATION
You can purchase a fishing license online or in person from a licensed agent or from a Kansas Department of Wildlife & Parks office in your area.
Licenses are available for purchase year-round and expire annually on December 31, except for 5-day, lifetime, and 24-hour fishing licenses.
Residents age 16 through 74 must have a resident license in possession while fishing in Kansas. Nonresidents 16 and older must have a valid nonresident license to fish in Kansas.