365-Day Sport Fishing Licenses Are Now Available

Mahigeer

Well-Known Member
#1
365-Day Sport Fishing Licenses Are Now Available
California anglers can now purchase a sport fishing license valid from the date of purchase for 365 continuous days. Governor Newsom signed Assembly Bill 817 (Jim Wood, D-Healdsburg), allowing a transition of California’s fishing license validity from a calendar year to a full 365 days from purchase. Prior to this change, anglers who purchased their license after Jan. 1 were charged the same price for fewer days of fishing. This change allows anglers to receive 365 days' worth of benefits after purchasing a license any time of year.

Californians are fortunate to have some of the most diverse fishing opportunities found anywhere in the world. With more than 30,000 miles of rivers and streams, 4,172 lakes and reservoirs, and 80 major rivers, freshwater fishing opportunities abound in California. The state also features more than 1,100 miles of coastline that provides access to hundreds of native fish and shellfish species.
In addition to resident and nonresident sport fishing licenses, all sport fishing validations (Second-rod, Ocean Enhancement and Recreational Crab Trap) will be valid for 365 days from the date of purchase.
As in previous years, anglers have the option to sign up for auto-renewal of their sport fishing licenses, report cards and validations through CDFW’s Online License Sales and Services website. For more information about sport fishing license auto-renewal, please refer to the Auto-Renewal Frequently Asked Questions on CDFW’s website.

You can purchase a California sport fishing license from CDFW authorized license sales agents, select CDFW offices, via telephone at (800) 565-1458 or online 24 hours a day.
For more information about 365-day sport fishing licenses, please visit the CDFW’s 365-Day Sport Fishing License Frequently Asked Questions web page.

 

moonshine

Active Member
#6
A very nice change! Though I plan to dedicate this year fishing with no license at public piers and jetties.
I'd get my license every year, but I'd maybe fish Jenks, BB Lake or Gregory a couple of times and the rest of the year I'd go to the local piers, which were a lot more accessible and convenient.
 

MisterT

Well-Known Member
#7
I'd get my license every year, but I'd maybe fish Jenks, BB Lake or Gregory a couple of times and the rest of the year I'd go to the local piers, which were a lot more accessible and convenient.
Can't beat accessible restrooms and local restaurants when it comes to piers. :)

I bought a license last year but I don't feel I took advantage of it as much as I'd like. Due to work and just the "business" of life I did not have time to go fishing.
 

TheFrood

Active Member
#8
I'll be getting a license soon. I fish a lot from piers, but also like to do surf fishing and occasionally hit Jenks lake or Perris lake (only
because Perris Lake is about 4 minutes away from my house and I invested in a state-parks annual pass). I like the salt so much more
than the sweet though.

I would get the license though even if I was only fishing piers because I want rangers to be able to get paid their salaries even if I do
not agree with every decision made by DFG... anything that makes poachers lives less comfortable is good IMO.