What is a rod fishing licence?
Everyone loves a spot of fishing, but to fish for salmon, trout, freshwater fish, smelt or eel in the UK you will need a rod fishing licence.
Issued by the Environmental Agency (EA) the rod fishing licence legally entitles you to fish in ponds, lakes and waterways in the UK. The type of fish and the number of fishing rods you intend to use will determine which rod fishing licence you require.
NOTE - Anglers must always carry their rod fishing licence when they are fishing or they could be prosecuted.
How to apply for a rod fishing licence
Rod fishing licence applications must be made via the Environmental Agency. You can find more information about the rod fishing licence and how to apply for one on the Official UK Government Website.