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Licenses & Fees

Fishing Applications and Fees
Persons age 16 through 74, who have been bona fide residents of the state for 60 days immediately prior to buying a license, must have a resident license in possession while fishing in Kansas. All nonresidents 16 and older must have a valid nonresident license to fish in Kansas (unless fishing on a private pond not leased for public fishing). All licenses expire Dec. 31 each year, except five-day, lifetime, and 24-hour fishing licenses.

Fishing News

  • Repairs at Clark State Fishing Lake Completed Early

    PRATT – One of southwest Kansas’ most popular and scenic fishing spots, Clark State Fishing Lake, northwest of Ashland, is in better shape than ever after much-needed repair work to the area’s spillway was recently completed. The $1.9 million dollar project was slated to run through mid-November, but thanks to cooperative weather and the dilige …
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  • Gear Up For Fantastic Fall Fishing

    TOPEKA – Kansas anglers are likely to experience fantastic fishing this fall and winter after what could only be described as a rough spring and summer. The heavy rains and high water levels that kept anglers away provided ideal conditions for many game fish.“A lot of fish that would have been harvested earlier in the year weren’t, so they’re s …
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  • Free Fishing Days Offer Many Opportunities

    TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism’s (KDWPT) has announced that anglers can fish without a Kansas fishing license at public waters on June 1 and 2, 2019 thanks to “Free Fishing Days.”Each year, KDWPT designates one weekend when everyone can fish without a Kansas fishing license. All you need is a pole and a place to g …
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