Water School

Do I need a fishing license to fish on the river? On a lake?

In Texas, the state requires anyone who fishes in public waters to have a valid fishing license. There are a few exceptions to this law:

  • No license is required for those younger than 17 or Texas residents born before Sept. 1, 1930.
  • Residents born after this date that are 65 or older, can buy a Senior Resident Fishing License.
  • People are also not required to have a license when fishing at a state park, such as the one at Possum Kingdom Lake.

For more information about fishing licenses, go here.




The information provided on this site is intended as background on water within the Brazos River basin. There should be no expectation that this information is all encompassing, complete or in any way examines every aspect of this very complex natural resource.

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