NASHVILLE --- Tennessee fishing guides now must complete an application for their licenses beginning with the 2017-18 license year. Guides wishing to apply can go online by clicking here to get an application. Once filled out, the application can be sent by fax or mail (number and address are included on the application) or the application can be taken to a TWRA regional office. Regional offices are located in Jackson, Nashville, Crossville, and Morristown.
The agency will immediately issue a 30-day temporary license and then send by mail, a hard copy license before the temporary period ends. The size of a credit card, this year’s guide licenses features a rainbow trout. The cost for fishing guide licenses is $150 for Tennessee residents. The cost is $650 for non-Tennessee residents.