Purchasing a License
The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission website states that you can get a license online, paying for it with a credit card. You also have the option to go to various licensing agents throughout the state, such as Fish and Boat Commission offices.
One-day resident licenses as well as one-day, three-day and seven-day tourist licenses are among the different kinds of license option for those who plan to fish in Pennsylvania for a limited time.
Residents from ages 16 to 64 may purchase a license good for the calendar year. Seniors 65 or older may purchase a one-year license or a lifetime license.
License fees are less for permanent residents than non-residents. The state defines a permanent resident as someone who has a "fixed intent" to come back to Pennsylvania when she leaves it or someone who keeps an enduring abode in the state.
A disabled veteran qualifies for a free fishing license under Pennsylvania law as long as he is a resident and meets specific criteria. People with such disabilities as total blindness or extreme mental or physical limitations do not require a license to fish, nor do the people helping them fish.