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My First Fishing Trip: What do I need to go fishing?

You will need a fishing license if you are 16 or over.

Information about Maryland fishing licenses.
There are two types of licenses. One is for fishing in freshwater (non-tidal) and the other is for saltwater (tidal). If you know where you will be fishing use the tidal/non-tidal dividing lines, or ask at a local tackle shop that sells fishing licenses.

Learn to Fish
If you would like to take a class you can visit Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs, but if you want to learn how to fish and discover other exciting outdoor activities go to Outdoor Discovery Summer Camps. Classes are also offered at State Parks, so there are plenty of opportunities based upon the amount of time you have available and your interests.

Fishing Equipment and Terminology
From rods to reels to types of baits and lures, you can find information at Fishing Terminology. If you still have questions, stop by your local tackle shop and they can help you.

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