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How to Get an Ohio Fishing License

Ohio's Lake Erie shoreline, many rivers and inland lakes offer excellent fishing opportunities, but first you must get an Ohio fishing license.

Ohio Fishing Licenses now can be purchased over the phone. COLUMBUS, OH – With spring fishing heating up, anglers can now purchase one-day and three-day fishing licenses over the telephone according the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ (ODNR) Division of Wildlife.


Veterans Park offers four accessible fishing piers, a 1.78-mile loop trail though native wetlands with 830 feet of boardwalk, and a wetland/wildlife viewing area. (Ohio fishing license is required for ages 16 and older.)


Free Fishing Weekend -All fishing license fees will be waived for two days. Residents and out-of-state visitors may enjoy fishing on both inland and Great Lakes' waters for all species of fish. All fishing regulations will still apply. June 8-9, 2013