Earlier this month, the Bahamian Government issued a statement that new regulations governing flats fishing in the Bahamas would come into effect on January 9th – most notably that anglers will now be required to purchase a fishing license when engaging in flats fishing in the Bahamas.
Many of you have asked us how to obtain a Bahamian fishing license.. Great question!
To our knowledge, there is currently no infrastructure in place in which to purchase a license online. However, an application for a ‘Flats Angler’ license has been posted online, and can be downloaded by clicking right here, along with the complete draft of flats fishing regulations passed earlier this month.
This application can then be submitted to local authorities, depending on the island, for a valid fishing license.
Therefore, for those joining us in the near future at Andros South, we are encouraging everyone to fill out the Flats Angler Application at the link above, prior to their trip, and be prepared to pay the following prices for the intended length of your trip. We will be in contact with our incoming guests as to the most convenient means of submitting the application.
The published prices for a 2017 Bahamas Fishing Licenses for anglers 12 years and older are as follows.
- Daily License: $15.00
- Weekly License: $20.00
- Monthly License: $30.00
- Annual License: $60.00
We anticipate that an online portal to purchase licenses online could become available at any time in the near future. Until then, we’ll be sure to update you as soon as we know more.