Fishing License Fees

At Headwater Fly Shop, we are proud to be a licensed agent. Please stop in and let us help you get your Colorado Fishing and or Small Game License.




Annual (16 and older) $26.00 $56.00
Small Game & Fishing Combo (If born after 1948, you must show hunter education card) $41.00 N/A
Senior Annual (64 years and older)
Colorado Residents Only
 $1.00 N/A
Five-Day N/A $21.00
One-Day $9.00 $9.00
2nd Rod Stamp (Available to licensed residents, licensed nonresidents and youth under 16 years, licensed or unlicensed.) $5.00 $5.00
Youth (Under 16 – second-rod charge still applies) Free Free

Fees include a .25 cent search & rescue fee, and a .75 cent Wildlife Council fee. A $10 Habitat Stamp will be added to 1st license purchase of the year (April 1 to March 31).

What you need to buy a license

  1. Current and valid photo ID
  2. For residents, proof of residency
  3. Habitat Stamp
  4. A Social Security Number is required for new customers ages 16 and older (age 12 for a second-rod stamp)

Licenses are nontransferable. False statements made while buying a license render it void. Lost or destroyed licenses can be replaced by filling out an affidavit and paying a fee.

Season Dates

Colorado waters are open to taking fish, amphibians and crustaceans day and night, year round, except if otherwise stated in the Colorado Parks & Wildlife 2017 Colorado Fishing Brochure.

Habitat Stamp Information

  1. Anyone 18-64 MUST purchase a stamp in order to buy or apply for a hunting or fishing license (including preference points).
  2. Stamps are $10 and are nonrefundable. Only one is required per person per year, valid April 1 – March 31. A lifetime stamp is $300.25.
  3. Exemptions: Anyone with a free lifetime fishing license, a veteran’s lifetime combination small-game hunting and fishing license, or those approved for the Big-Game Mobility Impaired Hunting Program are exempt. To learn more about those programs, please click here.
  4. For more information about the Habitat Stamp, please click here.

Helpful Resources

For more information about rules, regulations, guidelines, limits, where to fish and how to get started, please visit the following links.

Colorado Parks & Wildlife – Fishing Licenses

Colorado Parks & Wildlife – Fishing Information

Colorado Parks & Wildlife – Maps