Fishing is a fun pastime for everyone, but the City of Tempe and the State of Arizona have procedures that must be followed. Arizona Revised Statutes, Arizona Game and Fish Commission Rules and Orders, City of Tempe Code and Town Lake operating policies apply. Those ages 14 and older must have a valid Arizona Fishing License to cast a line into Tempe Town Lake and Kiwanis Lake.
Tempe Town Lake has not been specifically designated as part of the Arizona Urban Fishing Program. Town Lake falls under state jurisdiction, therefore a state fishing license is required.
Kiwanis Lake is considered part of the Arizona Urban Fishing Program and a Class U (Urban Fishing) License is required.
Arizona Game and Fish Department