Sacramento – Senator Tom Berryhill (R-Twain Harte) announces the introduction of Senate Bill 583, a measure that creates a fishing license that would be good for 12 consecutive months, regardless of purchase date.
“It makes sense to give people an option to buy a 12 consecutive month license. Right now if you purchase the license in June you are paying for a full year but only using it for half of the year,” said Berryhill. “I think people should have the option to pay a little more for a 12-consecutive month license. It just seems fair and makes it easier for the Fisherman.”
Currently California anglers have three options when purchasing sport fishing licenses: one calendar year, 2-day, and a one-day license. The Fish and Game code also allows for the sale of an annual license as well as a 10-day license to nonresidents. This measure would call for a 12 consecutive month license for a modest fee.
“I am a fisherman myself. When you get an opportunity to fish somewhere great, you want to get in your truck and go, not have to line up a new fishing license because the one you bought 5 months ago – for full price – is no good anymore,” Berryhill concluded.
Senator Berryhill represents the counties of Fresno, Madera, Mariposa, San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Tuolumne. As a result of redistricting, he also services the needs of citizens from Amador, Calaveras, Inyo, Mono, Tulare and parts of Sacramento. For additional information about Senator Berryhill please visit his website at www.senate.ca.gov/berryhill or sign up for his monthly newsletter here.