Do you love to come to Tennessee and spend time in the river and on the lake? The water is definitely a popular place in the spring and summer! If you’ve wanted to fish in the lake or river but weren’t sure how to get a Tennessee non resident fishing license, we are here to help! We’re going to tell you everything you need to know about how to get a Tennessee non resident fishing license!
Before we explain the process of obtaining your Tennessee non resident fishing license, you should know what kind of licenses you can choose from:
You have a variety of options when it comes to how you want to get your license. The places you can get a Tennessee non resident fishing license are county clerks, sporting goods stores, hardware stores, and boating docks. For the sake of convenience, many people choose to get their license from the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s website since you can print your license at home before you head to Tennessee and are ready to fish as soon as you get here!
There’s a ton of places to go fishing in Anderson County. Visit all of them while you’re in town to see which spot is your favorite! Here are some of the most popular spots:
Clinch River is a popular fishing destination. You’ll catch rainbow trout, brown trout, and brook trout. You can fish below Norris Dam since there are several access points for wading, to put a boat in the water, and even fish from the shore. You can access the water from the bank or fish from the docks. You can even bring a boat and fish in the deeper areas of the river. There’s also plenty of places where you can wade into the water and fish!
Norris Lake is one of the prime places to go fishing in Anderson County. There are more than 14 species in the lake, from striped bass to crappie to walleye. You have a variety of places you can fish from too. The shoreline is perfect for standing or sitting, and there are deep water coves for fishing in boats.
If you’re specifically wanting to catch muskie, then Melton Hill Lake is the place you want to go fishing. Muskie are popular and are some of the largest and fastest growing fish in Tennessee.
We highly recommend using a fishing guide, especially if you're new to fishing in Anderson County. You can see our complete list of guides here.
Getting your Tennessee non resident fishing license is a simple process. For more information, the TWRA website here.