It is unlawful to fish in any manner in Arkansas without possessing on the person the appropriate Arkansas fishing license as provided herein:
- Arkansas Resident (16 years of age and older) – Resident Fisheries Conservation License; Resident 3-Day Trip Fishing License; Lifetime Resident Combination Sportsman's License and Permit; Resident 65 Plus Lifetime Fishing License (or Resident 65 Plus Lifetime Combination License); Resident 65 Plus Annual Fishing License (or Resident 65 Plus Annual Combination License); Disabled Lifetime Fishing License (or Resident Disabled Lifetime Combination License); Resident Disabled Fishing 3-Year License (or Resident Disabled Combination 3-Year License); or Resident Disabled Military Veteran Lifetime Fishing License (or Resident Disabled Military Veteran Lifetime Combination License or Resident Disabled Military Veteran Lifetime Combination License and Permit).
- Nonresidents (16 years of age and older) – Non-Resident Annual Fishing License; or Non-Resident 3-Day Trip Fishing License.
- Persons must possess a valid Commercial Fishing Permit and Sportfishing License (CFS) or Aquatic Turtle Harvest Permit (THP) to purchase tags for commercial tackle or to operate commercial tackle. A CFS or THP holder may purchase a Helper Permit, which will allow the permitted helper to operate the CFS or THP holder’s tackle. Tackle tags may not be purchased with the Helper Permit. Permitted helpers must possess a Resident Fisheries Conservation License. Youths and individuals 65 years of age or older are required to purchase a Junior/Senior Commercial Fishing Permit.
- In lieu of an Arkansas Nonresident Fishing License, Missouri resident fishing license holders, age 16 or older, are required to purchase a White River Border Lakes License (Addendum H1.04), in compliance with the White River Lakes License Agreement.
EXCEPTION: Persons fishing in put-and-take pay lakes licensed by the Commission.
PENALTY: Class 1