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Get an Oregon Fishing License

Experience unparalleled angling diversity in Oregon! Secure your fishing license and dive into the country's finest fishing waters.


Oregon Fishing Licenses Requirements

Before angling in Oregon's premier fishing locations, remember:

  • Individuals aged 12 and older need an Oregon fishing license.
  • With an Oregon Angling License, you can take or help another person take fish for personal use.
  • Always keep your license (paper or electronic) handy for verification by law enforcement or Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife staff.
  • All anglers need a valid Combined Angling Tag for salmon, steelhead, sturgeon, or halibut, irrespective of age.
  • An additional Columbia River Basic Endorsement is necessary for anyone targeting salmon, steelhead, or sturgeon in parts of the Columbia River.

Oregon Fishing License Exemptions

Exceptions to needing a fishing license:

  • Fishing during free fishing weekends.
  • Capturing crayfish or bullfrogs.
  • Resident landowners fishing on their land, excluding when fishing for salmon, steelhead, sturgeon, or halibut.
  • Residents angling on land owned by immediate family, excluding salmon, steelhead, sturgeon, or halibut.

Types of Fishing Licenses and Fees



  • Angling Oregon Fishing License: $44
  • Shellfish Oregon Fishing License: $10
  • Sports Pac Oregon Fishing License: $196.50
  • Combination Oregon angling and hunting license: $73
  • Youth Oregon Fishing License (12-17): $10
  • Youth Sports Pac Oregon Fishing License: $55
  • Senior angling Oregon Fishing License (70+ and 5-year residency): $29
  • Senior combination Oregon Fishing License: $47.50
  • Pioneer combination Oregon Fishing License (65+ and 50-year residency): $6


  • 1-day angling Oregon Fishing License: $23
  • 2-day angling Oregon Fishing