How to Become a Fishing Guide in Arizona

You need a fishing guide license in Arizona. You can apply for a fishing guide license or a combination hunt/fish guide license.

Fishing in Arizona


  • A valid hunting and/or fishing license
  • No need for residency requirements
  • Submit a complete and accurate Guide License Application
  • Take a guide test and pass with a score of 80% or better. Exams are given on the first Monday of every month at all department offices.
  • Guide license costs $300
  • License is valid for one calendar year, and expires on December 31

How to Apply

Guide licenses are only available at an Arizona Game & Fish Department office.


There is a game and fish department office in every region in the state. The main office is in Phoenix.

Arizona Game and Fish Department
5000 W. Carefree Highway
Phoenix, AZ 85086-500
Arizona Game and Fish Department

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