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Fishing in Delaware: 11 Things to Know Before Applying for a Freshwater Fishing Permit for Adults

By    |   Wednesday, 02 Dec 2015 09:06 PM

If you are considering dropping a line in Delaware there are several things to know before you apply for a freshwater fishing permit for adults.

There are regulations and requirements that differ between residents and nonresidents, and a perusal of the differences is well worth the time to avoid problems when license regulations are enforced.

Here are several things to know about Delaware freshwater fishing permits for adults.

1. The state of Delaware requires a license for fishing in both tidal and nontidal waters. The nontidal waters include freshwater bodies such as lakes, ponds, impoundments, and in streams that do not experience tides.

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2. It isn't difficult to get a fishing license from Delaware's Department of Natural Resources, as there are more than 100 places (mostly sporting goods and hardware stores) to buy one.

Licenses can also be purchased online.

While fishing in Delaware, you need to display your license on your clothing so it can be seen.

4. Everyone older than age 16 and younger than age 65 that intends to sportfish needs to purchase a fishing license, which is good for a calendar year.

5. Nonresidents pay a bit more for their licenses than residents do.

6. A license is also needed if you intend to crab and dig clams.

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7. Recreational anglers older than 16 who fish in Delaware waters are required to call or go online annually to participate in a fishing registry by getting a Delaware Fisherman Information Network (FIN) number. The FIN number is automatically generated for anglers when they buy a Delaware license online.

8. The money collected from fishing licenses is put into a special account that is matched by federal monies allotted to Delaware under the provision of the Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration Act. This money is used for habitat restoration, conservation, management, and enhancement of sport fish.

9. It is a good idea to learn Delaware's fishing laws before applying for a license. Fishing populations are now protected, and each state has its own approach to doing this.

10. Creel limits and size limits are available online so that anglers can keep up to date with changing requirements. Make sure you check each time you go fishing as these requirements may change during a season. It is best to be up to date before you pull on your Wellingtons.

11. Delaware does offer certain license exemptions to military personnel and resident disabled veterans. Information on what the requirements are for the exemption can be found on the state's DNR website under recreational licenses and permits.

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