Mexican Fishing Licenses

Mexican law requires that ALL people on a boat that has any fishing tackle aboard have a current Mexican fishing license. This includes young children. If you’re old enough to hold a pole, you need a license.

Fishing licenses are sold by the day, week, month or year. A yearly policy begins the day it is written and expires a year later from that date. It is not a calendar year as it is with U.S. fishing licenses.

A Mexican fishing license is not required if you are just fishing from the shore.

To apply for a non-commercial sportfishing license, complete the application, and return to Discover Baja by email, fax or mail along with payment.


Member Price Non-Member Price
DAY $12.25 $15.25
WEEK $31.20 $36.20
MONTH $42.80 $47.80
YEAR $54.40 $59.40

As of 2014, Temporary boat importation permits are required for any boat over 15 feet that is entering Baja. See our page on Temporary Boat Importation.