There are three ways to obtain a fishing license in Kentucky.

Licenses and permits can be purchased throughout the Commonwealth in person. Most department stores, county court clerk offices and outdoor sporting goods stores sell licenses.

In Lyon County, according to a vendor’s list on the Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources, fishing licenses can be purchased at County Clerk Lori Dunn’s courthouse office, Akridge Farm Supply, Buzzard Rock Marina, Kuttawa Harbor Inc. and Max’s Convenience Shop on Ky. 293.

Licenses and permits can also be purchased by phone 24 hours a day. It is the caller’s responsibility to know what type of license or permit is needed before calling. Operators should not be relied upon to explain licensing requirements.

If you are unsure what license or permit you need, refer to 2020-21 Kentucky Fishing & Boating Guide where licenses are sold or download one at You may also contact KDFWR at 800-858-1549.

All Kentucky hunting and fishing licenses and permits, except a disabled license, elk lottery application and all youth licenses and permits, can be purchased over the phone for a small fee.

Finally, all Kentucky hunting and fishing licenses and permits, except a Joint Husband/Wife Fishing License, can be purchased through the secured KDFWR website at

Replacement licenses can be printed free at