Where to Buy a Colorado Fishing License


Colorado’s fishing season runs from March 1, 2022 to March 31, 2023.

COLORADO, USA – It’s almost time for a new fishing season in Colorado.

This means that it is also time for the annual reminder to anglers to purchase a new license.

Fishing licenses for the 2022-2023 season, which runs from March 1, 2022 to March 21, 2023, are on sale now.

An adult annual license for a Colorado resident costs $36.71 plus tax, with discounts for seniors, youth, and low-income earners. A one-day license costs $14.46.

Children under 16 are allowed to fish for free in Colorado, per Colorado Park and Wildlife regulations.

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Colorado also requires anglers to buy a habitat stamp for $10.59 once per season with a hunting or fishing license. This money is for a program that helps protect fish and wildlife habitats across the state.

Licenses can be purchased online here, by phone at 1-800-244-5613, at local CPW offices, or from licensed sales agents statewide.

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In Colorado, there are 35 species of warm-water and cold-water fish that anglers have the opportunity to catch, according to CPW. The organization stocks 90 million fish annually in Colorado’s streams, rivers and lakes.

CPW also offers a variety of courses and other events for those who want to get into fishing or those who want to improve.

“If you’re new to fishing, there are plenty of courses available across the state,” CPW Angler Education Coordinator Andre Egli said in a statement. “Courses are available for new anglers, families, or seasoned anglers who want to learn a new technique like fly fishing.”

CPW fishing lessons, events, seminars and tournaments are posted on the Fishing News and Events web page.




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