License Requirements

An Alaskan sport fishing license is required annually and must be in the possession of all people 16 years of age or older while sport fishing, personal-use fishing and digging clams. (Residents 60 years of age or more may qualify for an exemption.) Anglers fishing for king salmon must also purchase a valid king salmon tag. Licenses and tags may be purchased from license agents (most sporting goods stores) throughout the state, or by mail from:

Alaska Department of Fish and Game
Licensing Section
P.O. Box 25525
Juneau, AK 99802-5525
Tel. (907) 465-2376

You can get more information by visiting the Alaska Department of Fish and Game website or contacting them for a copy of the current Alaska Sport Fishing regulations.

Fisherman holding fish in King Salmon, AK. Photo by Matthew Vos
Fishing in King Salmon, Alaska. Photo by Matthew Vos