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Don't forget your rod licence!!! - A Fishing News Submitted by liam1412.

As today is the 1st of April it's time to get your new licence. Check out the information in the article.
That's right people it's that time of year again. As well as been April Fools Day, (I fell for a couple as well ) today is the day you should be purchasing your new rod licence. This year the EA promises to be extra vigilant on this. Some people think it's easy to get away with, but is it really worth your tackle been taken away and a £2500 fine.

If you are new to fishing please read the below information carefully before setting out on your days fishing.

Who needs a rod licence?

Anyone over the age of 12 when fishing on rivers, lakes canals and other inland waters. YOU DO NOT NEED A LICENCE TO FISH IN THE SEA. There are a variety of different licences available including 1 day, 8 day, or full rod licence.

What does a licence entitle me to?

When purchasing a rod licence you are entitled to fish with upto 2 rods and reels when coarse fishing or fishing for eels, but only 1 rod and and reel when fishing for trout, sea trout, char and salmon. If you intend to fish with more rods then you need to purchase the corresponding number of licences.

I've ordered my licence but can't wait to fish!

Once you have ordered your licence you are entitled to fish. If you don't yet have your paper licence ensure you have your licence number with you when going out on the bank.

Where can I get my licence from?

You can buy your licence online (except concessions), over the phone on 0870 1662 662 or by visiting your local post office.

What does it cost?

This years costs have increased slightly.

Non-Migratory Trout and Coarse

Full Licence: £25.00
8 Day Licence: £9.00
1 Day Licence: £3.50
Junior: £5.00

Salmon and Sea Trout

Full Licence: £68.00
8 Day Licence: £22.00
1 Day Licence: £7.50

For full details and to purchase your licence please visit The Environment Agency Website