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Listed below is the licensing information for fishing on the Kenai Peninsula. This is provided for informational purposes only. For more detailed information click here to open the ADFG site.  This information is brought to you by “THE RIVER CREW”

Fishing License

General FAQ

 

General License Information
In Alaska, a license is required in order to participate in sports fishing. Several different licenses are available for residents, non-residents, members of the military, residents who are disabled veterans, and resident seniors who are 60 years or older. Most licenses, as well as king salmon  stamps can be obtained online.

How long is my license valid?
Fishing licenses are valid from the date of purchase through December 31st of each calendar year. The exceptions are short-term non-resident fishing licenses. Short-term non-resident fishing licenses are valid for only 1, 3, 7, or 14 days.

What are the different license formats?
There are three types of license formats: printed/electronic licenses, eSigned licenses, and carbon copy licenses.

  1. Printed/Electronic Licenses: This format is available at ADF&G offices, most license vendors, and our online store. At time of purchase you will receive a copy of your license in PDF format. There are three ways to carry a printed/electronic license.
    1. You may print a copy of your license, physically sign it, and carry it on your person.
    2. You may download an electronic version to your phone and sign the license by utilizing tools available through your mobile device.
    3. You may carry a digital version by taking a picture of your signed license with your mobile device.
  1. eSigned Licenses: This format is only available through your ADF&G account on the online store. Purchasing a license for yourself through your ADF&G account will automatically provide you with an eSigned license. This license can be stored and viewed on your electronic device. You may also print this license version and carry the physical copy on your person.
  2. Carbon Copy Licenses: This format is being reduced and is only available at select vendors and some ADF&G offices. This license is handwritten and the licensee receives a carbon copy. If this license is lost, a duplicate must be issued at a cost of $5.00.

Age Requirements
Residents under the age of 18 do not need a sport fishing, license, unless they are proxying or guiding. Non-residents under the age of 16 do not need a sport fishing license.

When sport fishing for a species with an annual limit, resident and non-resident anglers of all ages are required to record their harvest on a Sport Fishing Harvest Record Card. The harvest record card is available online, at some license vendors, or at Fish and Game offices. Species with an annual limit are listed in the “general regulations” section in area sport fish regulations summary books.

Alaska Resident Seniors or Disabled Veterans
Resident seniors (60 years of age or older) who meet the Fish and Game residency definition may obtain a senior permanent identification card (PID). Resident disabled veterans who meet the Fish and Game residency definition may obtain a disabled veteran’s license. Both the identification card and disabled veteran’s license are issued without charge once an application has been completed and approved through the online store or a Fish and Game office. For more information, please see Seniors & Disabled Veterans.

Do I need a king salmon stamp?
King salmon stamps are required for anglers who fish for king salmon (except king salmon in stocked lakes), except for residents under the age of 18 and non-residents under the age of 16, as well as persons who have a resident blind fishing license, resident low-income license, resident senior permanent identification card (PID), or resident disabled veteran’s license. These individuals require a Harvest Record card to fish for king salmon (except king salmon in stocked lakes).

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ADFG Fishing Licenses & Stamps Cost Information
(For Informational Purposes Only)
RESIDENT FISHING
Annual Sport Fishing License$20
Resident Annual King Salmon Stamp $10.00
Resident Duplicate (replacement) King Salmon Stamp $5.00
NON-RESIDENT FISHING LICENSES
Nonresident 1 Day Sport Fishing License $15.00
Nonresident 3 Day Sport Fishing License $30.00
Nonresident 7 Day Sport Fishing License$45.00
Nonresident 14 Day Sport Fishing License $75.00
Nonresident Annual Sport Fishing License $100.00
Nonresident Duplicate (replacement) License $5.00$5.00
Nonresident King Salmon Stamps:
Nonresident 1 Day King Salmon Stamp $15.00
Nonresident 3 Day King Salmon Stamp $30.00
Nonresident 14 Day King Salmon Stamp $75.00
Nonresident Annual King Salmon Stamp $100.00
Nonresident Duplicate (replacement) King Salmon Stamp $5.00
Nonresident Military Fishing & Hunting Licenses:(Must be on active duty and stationed in Alaska)
Nonresident Military Annual Sport Fishing License $20.00
Nonresident Military Duplicate (replacement) License $5.00
Nonresident Military King Salmon:(Must be on active duty and stationed in Alaska)
Nonresident Military Annual King Salmon Stamp $30.00
Nonresident Military Duplicate (replacement) King Salmon Stamp $5.00
Nonresident Fishing & Hunting Licenses (Foreign/Alien):
Nonresident 1 Day Sport Fishing License $15.00
Nonresident 3 Day Sport Fishing License $30.00
Nonresident 7 Day Sport Fishing License $45.00
Nonresident 14 Day Sport Fishing License $75.00
Nonresident Annual Sport Fishing License $100.00
Nonresident Annual Yukon Territory Reciprocal Sport Fishing License $20.00
Nonresident Alien Annual Hunting $630.00
Nonresident Duplicate (replacement) License $5.00
Nonresident King Salmon Stamps (Foreign/Alien):
Nonresident 1 Day King Salmon Stamp $15.00
Nonresident 3 Day King Salmon Stamp $30.00
Nonresident 7 Day King Salmon Stamp $45.00
Nonresident 14 Day King Salmon Stamp $75.00
Nonresident Annual King Salmon Stamp $100.00
Nonresident Annual Yukon Territory Reciprocal King Salmon Stamp $10.00

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