Types of licences

What Type Of Fishing Licence Do I Need?

There are two main types of fishing licence available to purchase. You should choose and purchase the correct fishing licence depending on what type of fishing you will be doing. Below you will find details of the two different types of licence and their duration variations available to purchase.

There are variations in these main two types of licences but these are just the period of time your licence is valid for and discounts for over 65s and disabled.

Trout and Course Fishing Licence

If you purchase a Trout and Course Fishing Licence you will be able to fish for non-migratory trout and all freshwater fish.

With this type of fishing licence you must use your licence in one of the following ways

• 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

The Trout and Course Fishing Licence is available to buy as a 2 rod and 3 rod licence. Please ensure you read any additional rules at any place you fish about how many rods they allow you to use.

Salmon and Sea Trout Fishing Licence

If you purchase a Salmon and Sea Trout Fishing Licenseyou will be able to fish for salmon, sea trout, non-migratory trout and all freshwater fish

With this type of fishing licence you must use your licence in one of the following ways

• 1 rod for salmon, sea trout and non-migratory trout in rivers, streams and canals

• up to 2 rods for salmon, sea trout and non-migratory trout in reservoirs, lakes and ponds

• up to 3 rods for freshwater fish

Please ensure you read any additional rules at any place you fish about how many rods they allow you to use.

Rods that aren’t affected by licence limits

Please note the following rods aren’t affected by licence limits unless they have hooks attached:

• spod rods (used to propel bait into water)

• marker rods (used to mark out lines)