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Fishing Rod Licences

You need a rod fishing licence to fish for salmon, trout, freshwater fish, smelt or eel

with a rod and line in:


England (except the River Tweed)

Wales

The Border Esk region of Scotland


You must always carry your rod fishing licence when you’re fishing or you could be prosecuted.


You can purchase your licence from:


Online at www.gov.uk​

The Post Office (in person)


Prices for licences are:


12 Month Licence

Trout and Coarse 2-Rod - £30.00

Trout and Coarse 3-Rod - £45.00

Salmon & Sea Trout - £82.00


12 Month Licence (Disabled/OAP)

Trout and Coarse 2-Rod - £20.00

Trout and Coarse 3-Rod - £30.00

Salmon & Sea Trout - £54.00


You can use the online service to get a junior licence for children aged 13 to 16. You will not need to pay