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Do I need a fishing license to fish on the river? On a lake?

In Texas, the state requires anyone who fishes in public waters to have a valid fishing license. There are a few exceptions to this law:No license is required for those younger than 17 or Texas residents born before Sept. 1, 1930.Residents born after this date that are 65 or older, can buy a Senior Resident Fishing License.People are also not required to have a license when fishing at a state park, such as the one at Possum Kingdom Lake.For more information about fishing licenses, go here.
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What regulations cover fishing at Brazos River Authority reservoirs?

Under Texas state law, a fishing license is required for all public waters. There are a few exceptions to this requirement. Those younger than 17 years of age, whether Texas residents or non-residents, are exempt. Also, Texas residents born before Jan. 1, 1931 are exempt from license requirements.  Texas residents over the age of 65 may buy a Senior Resident Fishing License.  For more information about fishing regulations in Texas, go to the Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife website.
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