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Fishing Rod Licence Prices From 1st April 2017

 

Free Fishing For Youngsters

 

Environment Agency announces changes to rod licence prices including a free rod licence for junior anglers.

The Environment Agency has announced changes to fishing rod licences and prices with one change, which will benefit the sport, the introduction of a free rod licence for junior anglers. The free juniors licence is aimed at encouraging more youngsters to get involved and give fishing a try.

Another change will be the welcomed 'rolling rod licence' that lasts for 365 days from the day you buy it.
The third change which will have carp and specimen anglers cheering is the chance to buy 1 licence to use 3 rods instead of having to buy 2 licences.

The changes come into effect in March 2017 with new licences valid from 1 April.

There are of course some small changes to the rod licence prices but these will be the first increases since 2010.

For more information follow  free fishing for children

 

 

Prices from April 1st 2017  - scroll down for current prices

 

COARSE AND TROUT LICENCE

Non-migratory trout, char, freshwater (coarse) fish and eels

 

New Price From 1st April 2017

Full

£30

Full Concessionary - senior and disabled

£20

1 Day

£6

8 Day

£12

Junior.  12 - 16 yrs Free *

3 rod licence

£45

3 rod licence concessionary - senior and disabled

£30

 

SALMON AND SEA TROUT LICENCE

 Salmon and migratory (sea) trout plus non-migratory trout, char, freshwater (coarse) fish and eels

 

New Price From 1st April 2017

Full

£82

Full Concessionary - senior and disabled

£54

1 Day

£12

8 Day

£27

Junior.  12 - 16 yrs Free *

* Juniors will still need to register and receive a licence in order to fish but the licence will be free

 

A salmon and sea trout licence covers you to fish for non-migratory trout and coarse fish as well.

Failure to have a licence is an offence.

 

Concessionary licences

  • junior concession is available to anglers aged 16 years or under

  • senior concession is available to anglers aged 65 years and over

  • disabled concession is available to anglers in receipt of a Blue Badge or Disability Living Allowance. You will need to provide your Blue Badge Number or National Insurance Number when buying your licence

Important information

  • Full and concessionary rod licences expire 365 days after purchase

  • 1 day rod licence is valid for 24 consecutive hours

  • 8 day rod licence is valid for 192 consecutive hours from the start time and date

Be warned!

It is an offence to fish for freshwater fish and eels without a valid rod licence and you are liable to a fine of up to £2,500.

 

Click to buy your fishing rod licence online  www.gov.uk/fishing-licences/buy-a-fishing-licence

 

 

 

Information below is for Rod Licences up to March 2017

Who needs a fishing rod licence?

Any angler aged 12 years or over, fishing for salmon, trout, freshwater fish or eels in England (except the River Tweed), Wales or the Border Esk and its tributaries in Scotland must have an Environment Agency rod licence.

 

How long is a fishing rod licence valid for?

Rod licences are valid for 1 day, 8 days and 12 months depending when it is bought.
A Full Season rod licence is valid for 12 months from 1st April to 31st March.
A 1 day rod licence is valid for 24 consecutive hours
An 8 day rod licence is valid for 192 consecutive hours from the start time and date

 

How to purchase your rod licence.

Rod licences are available from Post Office outlets throughout England and Wales, online, by direct debit and over the telephone on 0844 800 5386. The phone line is open from 8.30am to 8.00pm daily from March to September and 8.30am to 6.00pm from October to February.

 

How much does a fishing rod licence cost?

Prices for 2011/12/13/14/15/16 Rod Licences - valid from 1st April to 31st March
Prices have again been frozen for 2015/16

 

Prices to 31st March 2017

 

COARSE AND TROUT LICENCE

Non-migratory trout, char, freshwater (coarse) fish and eels

Full

£27

Full Concessionary - senior and disabled

£18

1 Day

£3.75

8 Day

£10

Junior.  12 - 16 yrs £5
 

SALMON AND SEA TROUT LICENCE

 Salmon and migratory (sea) trout plus non-migratory trout, char, freshwater (coarse) fish and eels

Full

£72

Full Concessionary - senior and disabled

£48

Junior.  12 - 16 yrs £5

1 Day

£8

8 Day

£23

 

 

A salmon and sea trout licence covers you to fish for non-migratory trout and coarse fish as well.
Remember, if you are fishing with 3 or 4 rods then you will need to purchase a second licence.

Failure to have a licence is an offence.

Please visit  fishing rod licence price verification page  www.gov.uk/fishing-licences/buy-a-fishing-licence  for price verification

 

 

Concessionary licences

  • junior concession is available to anglers aged 16 years or under

  • senior concession is available to anglers aged 65 years and over

  • disabled concession is available to anglers in receipt of a Blue Badge or Disability Living Allowance. You will need to provide your Blue Badge Number or National Insurance Number when buying your licence

Important information

  • Full and concessionary rod licences expire on 31 March each year

  • 1 day rod licence is valid for 24 consecutive hours

  • 8 day rod licence is valid for 192 consecutive hours from the start time and date

  • Anglers under the age of 12 do not need a rod licence to go fishing . . . BUT **

**  I received this question from a viewer to my site!

 

Q. My 6 year old wants to go fishing, Will I need a rod licence to take him and teach him.

A. Thanks for your email. A very good question.
I have made enquiries with the Environment Agency regards this and the answer is as follows.


Quote: "Your son does not need to have a rod licence as he is under 12 years old.
If you are holding the rod, even if your holding the rod with your son and the line goes into the water then technically you are fishing and need a rod licence".


Reply. !I'm sorry, but it looks like you need to buy a licence or maybe get another angler with a licence to teach him.
Personally I think this is a ridiculous law and should be revised.
 jim (webmaster)

more questions and answers here fishing questions and answers page Fishing Questions

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IMPORTANT WARNING:

Beware Buying your Fishing Rod Licences through other websites and paying MORE !!!   read here

 

 

 

 

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