A fishing license is required for anyone 16 years of age and older. Fishing licenses allow the taking of all species in the freshwaters of the state, except Atlantic salmon brood stock. Temporary one-, three- and seven-day fishing licenses are available to non-residents. The dates for intended use will be asked at the time of purchase; the dates must be consecutive. Licenses may be purchased online or from one of many local retail stores.
Licenses are not required for fishing in saltwater unless taking any species of trout, salmon, smelt or shad in any state waters or while fishing through the ice in Great Bay or its tributaries. Fishing seasons vary. For more information visit the state Fish and Game Department website. Find a boat ramp.