License Info/Regs

Virginia Fishing License Info:
Note: if you plan on purchasing your fishing or hunting license by Credit Card do it online. We only accept cash at our facility.

Chris’ Bait & Tackle is a licensed Fishing & Hunting agent.
We are also an official Weigh Station.

We are your “One Stop” Fishing and Hunting resource.

Fishing License Online by Credit Card: [Cick Here]


Virginia Fishing Regulations:

Virginia’s Fisherman Identification Program

A federal law requires most saltwater fishermen to sign up with the National Saltwater Angler Registry. Registering is quick, easy, and FREE. You can also renew your last years one.

Register Here

National Saltwater Angler Registry

As of January 1, 2011, if you have a saltwater recreational fishing license or registration from any state or U.S. territory EXCEPT Hawaii, Puerto Rico, or the U.S. Virgin Islands, you are AUTOMATICALLY registered and do not need to take further action. Please be sure to follow all laws and regulations in the waters in which you are fishing. The fee is $15.00.

The National Saltwater Angler Registry is the law. It is also an important tool to help better count fishermen and their catch. Become part of a network of fishermen helping to conserve our oceans and ensure the future of recreational fishing. By registering, you help NOAA make your catch count.

You can also register by calling (888) MRIP-411 seven days-a-week
between the hours of 4:00 am and 12:00 am (EST)

Do I Need to Register? Renew Individual Angler Registration
Individual Angler Registration For-Hire Vessel Registration

Saltwater Recreational Fishing License Requirements……

Individual license required in Chesapeake Bay, and its tributaries, and Virginia ocean waters unless fishing on licensed pier, licensed charter boat or licensed private boat; or specifically exempted. Click on link to see specific information on licensing requirements, license fees, or license agents. [Click Here]


Current VMRC comprehensive species list and Regulations of each [Click Here]



It is the angler’s responsibility to know and abide by all current regulations and laws. Individuals must obtain a saltwater recreational fishing license which entitles them to use rod and reel (hook & line), spear or gig, hand line, cast net, dip net or two eel pots; other rules may apply to these specific gears. Click here for more on license requirements.

Regulation Cards are available at most tackle/bait shops.

Click here to download printable 2019 Regulation Card.

Virginia Hunting Information:

Virginia Hunting and Trapping Regulations:

For full Hunting & Trapping Regulations from the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. [Click Here]

Seasons & Bag Limits [Click Here]

Waterfowl Hunting:

Each hunter is responsible for obtaining a Virginia hunting license,
Federal Migratory Bird Stamp, Virginia Migratory Waterfowl Conservation Stamp and HIP Number..

Purchase your Virginia Hunting License and Migratory Waterfowl Stamp
Online with your Credit Card and receive it instantly via your printer and email!

Hunting License Online: [Cick Here]

Hip Number Registration [Click Here]
(Requires Virginia Hunting License to register)

Virginia Migratory Waterfowl Regulations [Click Here]

Waterfowl Hunting Seasons and Bag Limits [Click Here]

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