Apply for a fishing licence
If you are over the age of 13 you need a rod fishing licence to fish for salmon, trout, freshwater fish, smelt or eels with a rod and line in:
- England (except the River Tweed)
- the Border Esk region, and its tributaries in Scotland
You can buy a rod fishing licence from your local Post Office branch, or online on the GOV.UK website:
- Buy a rod fishing licence - on GOV.UK website
- Rod fishing licence information - on the Post Office website
For more information or advice please contact the Coastal Office.
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Licensing Unit, Public Health & Regulation
Page last updated: 18 May 2021