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Yukon Fishing Licenses & Regulations

The Yukon Sport Fishing License

You must have a licence if you wish to sport fish in the Yukon. The current licence is valid from April 1, 2005 to March 31, 2006.


  • You must sign your licence, carry it on your person when angling, and produce it when asked to do so by a fishery officer.
  • If your licence is lost or destroyed it must be replaced at a Environment Yukon office for a fee of $2.


  • Yukon residents under 16 years of age may fish without a licence, but they must follow all sport fishing regulations including the catch limits.
  • Non-residents under the age of 16 years may fish without a licence only if they are accompanied by person who holds a valid Yukon sport fishing licence. All fish caught by non-resident youths fishing without a licence must be counted as part of the catch of the person who holds the licence.

Salmon Conservation Catch Card

You must have a valid Salmon Conservation Catch Card if you want to fish for salmon in the Yukon. Catch Cards are available to licenced anglers only. Children under 16 should who want to fish for salmon must obtain a free Salmon Conservation Catch Card.
For more information about salmon contact theEnvironment Yukon offices at (867) 634-7250.

Licences and Catch Cards are available at:
Yukon Department of Renewable Resources offices, Whitehorse District office of the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans, and most highway lodges, sporting goods stores and convenience stores.
For more information about freshwater fish contact the Yukon Department of Renewable Resources, Fisheries Section, at (867) 667-5110.

*Excerpts taken from The Yukon Dept of Renewable Resources website

Visit the Yukon Fishing website for info on fishing regulations


Note:This is for information purposes only. It is neccessary for all anglers to review the provincial/territory angling regulations for more detailed info on limits and regulations.

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