Fishing Licenses & Events
Anyone ages 18-64 MUST
purchase a Habitat Stamp in order to buy or apply for a preference point or for a hunting or fishing license
Fishing in Colorado equals opportunities to catch some 35 species of warm-water and cold-water fish. You can fish for a rainbow trout in a cool Rocky Mountain stream or troll for walleye on a sunny plains reservoir. Colorado offers everything in between, too. Choose to fish anywhere in 6,000 miles of streams and more than 1,300 lakes and reservoirs.
Annual fishing licenses are valid April 1, 2018 through March 31, 2019. CPW provides a range of options for anglers from the annual fishing license to the one-day fishing license. Youth under age 16 fish for free. Buy a fishing license today!
CPW provides opportunities to
learn how to fish throughout the season. Check the
calendar for upcoming clinics.
Fishing License Fees are Changing in 2019
With the passage of
Senate Bill 18-143, CPW is able to adjust pricing to meet the pressures of increased management costs and resource usage across the state. These adjustments allow the agency to continue our conservation mission, while also ensuring transparency and accountability in working to achieve the ten key goals laid out in the bill.
Fishing fees are changing on January 1, 2019. Learn more about the approved
2019 fishing fee adjustments or visit the Future Generations Act Frequently Asked Questions page for additional information.
Need help buying a license?
To learn more about creating an account, or how to buy a fishing license in our new integrated purchasing system, please visit our
online purchasing FAQs page.