Fishing Licence – Have you got yours?
If you want to go fishing then you must have a rod fishing licence for England and Wales whether you’re fishing for salmon, trout, freshwater fish, smelt or eel when using a rod and line. The official website to process your Fishing Licence application is: https://www.gov.uk/fishing-licences
You can buy a 1-day, 8-day or 12-month licence online. Only use the official Gov.uk site to purchase your fishing licence online.
You can also buy adult licences:
- at a Post Office
- by calling the Environment Agency
You cannot get a junior licence at the Post Office. You must apply online or over the phone.
How much does a Fishing Licence cost?
Click here for 2022 Fishing Licence Rates
Children Under 13 Years
Children under 13 are not required to have a Fishing Licence
Children 13-16 Years
Children in this age bracket are required to be in possession of a Fishing Licence, however this is FREE
16 Years +
Every body over the age of 16 must have a Fishing Licence. You can get a fine of up to £2,500 if you’re fishing and cannot show a valid rod fishing licence when asked.
Types of Fishing Licence
How many rods can I fish?
Trout, coarse fish and eel licence
This type of licence permits you to fish for non-migratory trout and all freshwater fish.
You can choose to fish with:
- 1 rod for non-migratory trout in rivers, streams, drains and canals
- up to 2 rods for non-migratory trout in reservoirs, lakes and ponds
- up to 2 rods for freshwater fish
You can also buy a 12-month licence that lets you use 3 rods for freshwater fish.
The place where you fish may have additional rules about how many rods you can use there. Please check first before fishing.
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