In order to complete a scheduled system upgrade, the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism's licensing and permit system will be shut down at 9:45 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18, and will be back online at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 22. No license or permit sales will be available during that time, both online and at license vendors. Also, the campsite and cabin reservation system will shut down at 12:01 a.m., on Monday, Feb. 20 and go back online at 6 p.m., on Tuesday, Feb. 21. For more information, click here. We apologize for the inconvenience.
If you catch a fish, by any legal means, that is at least as large as the lengths shown in the Master Angler Award.
Master Angler Award Application (PDF)
To improve fishing opportunities in urban areas where the demand for fish exceeds the supply, the Department created an urban fish stocking program
Urban Program Information/Locations
Urban Stocking Schedule: April - July
Urban Stocking Schedule: August - October
The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) leases private waters from landowners for public fishing.
F.I.S.H. Program Information
F.I.S.H. Program Rules
Approximately 100,000 Kansas ponds offer some of the best fishing the state has to offer. Here is information on keeping the fishing that good.
Pond Management Information
Online Guide to Producting Fish in KS Ponds
The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism (KDWPT) own and operate a mobile aquarium (MA).
Mobile Aquarium Information
Mobile Aquarium Event Application (PDF)
Mobile Aquarium Event Schedule
Current Research Projects
Past Research Projects