How to Become a Fishing Guide in Arkansas
Fishing guides need a license in Arkansas. There are two kinds of fishing guide licenses: the Resident Fishing Guide License – or GLF, and the Nonresident Fishing Guide License – or GNF. Fishing guide licenses in Arkansas do not include fishing privileges.
Requirements for Resident and Nonresident Fishing Guide Licenses
- Provide personal information including name, address, date of birth, and Social Security Number
- Provide basic demographic information
- Include your driver’s license number (optional)
- Pay fees
Fishing License Fees
- Resident: $25
- Nonresident: $150
To check if you qualify as a resident of Arkansas, visit the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission Web site.
Submit online by filling out the application on the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission Web site or visit any regional office.
The Arkansas Game & Fish Commission Headquarters
2 Natural Resources Drive
Little Rock, AR 72211
501-223-6300 (local) or 800-364-4263 (toll-free)