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Before you cast your line, you need to get a fishing license if you’re age 15 or older.
Find out if you need a recreational saltwater fishing permit and where you can fish.
If you're over 15 you need a license to hunt or fish. View a table of license fees.
Buy fishing and hunting licenses and stamps at one of the locations below.
For assistance using MassFishHunt or for questions regarding payment, please contact the Active Outdoors Help Desk.
Find out who needs a recreational lobster permit to fish in Massachusetts. Learn more about what you’ll need before hitting the water.