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New Fishing License

Before you decide to fish in Colorado waterways, youll have to have a CO fishing license on your person. Read the information below to find out the saltwater licensing requirements before you cast your line.

1: Get Started with Online Application Services

Online application assistance can simplify and streamline the process for many Colorado fishing-related services, including information on obtaining a new fishing license, fishing regulations in your state and fishing safety courses. In addition to the free forms and general instructions available from different Colorado fishing organizations, you will receive a comprehensive Easy Guide specific to your needs, fast answers to tough questions and prompt service from a friendly staff.

2: Via the CO Parks & Wildlife Division

If you prefer to access additional material on Colorado fishing services and regulations, visit a state-specific online resource for extra support.




Colorado Fishing License

To fish in the streams, rivers, lakes and reservoirs of Colorado you are required to have a Colorado Fishing license to legally fish in the state. Be sure to learn more about a Colorado fishing as well as licensing and regulations before you head out to sea. 

Purchasing a Colorado Fishing License

When purchasing a CO fishing license you have quite a few choices. You can go to any Colorado Parks and Wildlife office (CPW). Click here to find out your closest location. You can also go to most hunting and fishing retail outlets in person. In addition, you can purchase your Colorado fishing license over the phone by calling, 1-800-244-5613, or do so online at your convenience.