A fishing license is required for all fresh water fishing in Massachusetts for residents age 15 and older; and a hunting license for residents 15 and older who have taken a hunter safety education course. Learn more on the Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game website.
A Massachusetts saltwater fishing permit is now required for saltwater anglers 16 years and older. These may be purchased online.. Permits are also available for purchase by phone (with a credit card) by calling toll free 866-703-1925. More details can be found online.