A Texas fishing license with a freshwater or saltwater endorsement is required to take fish or other aquatic life in the public waters of Texas. In addition, recreational anglers must have a Texas fishing license and saltwater endorsement to possess any fish taken in federal waters or possess fish on a vessel in the tidal waters of Texas.


Required of any resident who fishes in the public waters of Texas.  Note that if you purchase any freshwater fishing package, you can also purchase a saltwater endorsement, or vice versa.


A license/package is not required for the following residents:

  • a person under 17 years of age.

  • a person born before January 1, 1931.

  • a person with an intellectual disability fishing as part of medically approved therapy, under the immediate supervision of personnel approved or employed by a hospital, residence, or school for persons with an intellectual disability. The person with an intellectual disability must carry an authorization identifying the entity supplying the service. This authorization may be in the form of an identification card that contains the name of the sponsoring entity; or

  • a person with an intellectual disability fishing under the direct supervision of a licensed angler who is either a family member or has permission from the family to take the person fishing. While fishing, the person with an intellectual disability needs a note from a doctor stating the person has been diagnosed as having an intellectual disability.

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