Enhanced online recreational fishing license sales system goes live

Anglers who have purchased recreational fishing licenses and freshwater trout stamps in the past, and exempt anglers who obtained free Fisherman Information Network (FIN) numbers directly from DNREC’s website in the past, can now use an updated version of the electronic fishing license sales system that is designed to be more user-friendly, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced this week.

The enhanced fishing license sales system can be accessed online at https://dnrec.alpha.delaware.gov/fish-wildlife/licenses/automated/.

The recreational fishing license sales system is part of DNREC’s new ePermitting system, which involves customers establishing a user profile usable for a variety of DNREC licensing and permitting opportunities. Officials said the online fishing license sales system enhancements include a more modern look and feel using an improved customer interface and a familiar shopping-cart approach, along with full compatibility for a variety of mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets, in addition to personal computers, including Apple products.

Recreational fishing licenses can also be purchased at the licensing office in DNREC’s Richardson & Robbins Building, 89 Kings Highway, Dover, and at license agents statewide, where the previous license sales system will be used until the transition to the new electronic fishing license sales system is completed during the upcoming months.

For additional information and questions regarding Delaware fishing licenses, call (302) 739-9918 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.