Fishing Permits

Members of MVFF may purchase permits allowing them to fish the leased water on the Rio Peņasco.  The cost is $25 per day.

Before you fish club waters, be sure you read and understand the rules.  If you have any questions, please contact a board member for additional information.

Contact Jim Hulsey, (575-524-1880, email (, 541 Hansen Ave., Las Cruces, NM 88005, to obtain fishing permits.  If Jim is not available, permits can also be purchased from Bob Silver (575-522-6325, email (, 3255 Arrowhead Rd, Las Cruces).  Permits may also be purchased at the Lease but prior arrangements must be made with Jim Ellett, Ranch Manager (575-687-3362.)  An adult permit is $25 per day and children under the age of 18 fish free.  You must be a current MVFF member to fish.  While on the property you must wear your MVFF identification badge and display a parking tag on the dashboard of your vehicle, both of which are available from Bob Silver.  Members can purchase a one-day, one-time permit for a guest.

The permit is not dated when you purchase it and is good any time.  A permit is valid for one calendar day, i.e. cannot be used to fish the afternoon of one day and the morning of the next day.  Please try to purchase them considerably in advance of when you think you are going fishing, or better yet just keep one in your fishing vehicle for whenever.  This avoids a panic situation of trying to get someone to sell you one at the last minute and finding out that everyone has gone fishing.

Please be aware that even though the Rio Peņasco is on private land and you are paying a fee to fish, this fee is for access only.  You must have a valid New Mexico fishing license in your possession.

There are a couple of ways to purchase permits.  The least expensive, but slowest, way is to print the form here and mail it, along with the fees, to the address at the top of the form.  If you are not already a paid up member you can purchase or renew your membership on the same form.  If you prefer, you may purchase permits through PayPal using a debit or credit card (or your own PayPal account if you have one).  Be aware that permits purchased through PayPal will be slightly more expensive because of the fees charged by PayPal.  Your permit will be emailed to you.

Remember, you must be a Club member to purchase fishing permits.

Lease Permits (PayPal Fees Added, Members Only)