Buy a rod fishing licence
How and where to buy or upgrade a rod fishing licence for salmon, trout, freshwater fish, smelt and eels in England and Wales.
Freshwater rod fishing rules
Follow national and local rules (byelaws) when freshwater fishing with a rod and line in England and Wales
Report a catch return
Report how many small sea trout, salmon and grilse you've caught if you have a migratory salmon and sea trout rod licence
Fixed quota allocation units
Details and forms for transferring fixed quota allocation units and getting a new holding statement.
Fish and land nephrops: vessels 10 metres and under
Vessels 10 metres and under must notify how much nephrops they caught and landed from areas IIa, IV, VI and VII for each trip each week.
Guidance and regulation
- Current catch limits: 10 metres and under pool
- Compliance and Enforcement Strategy
- Current catch limits: over 10 metre non-sector pool
- Manage and lease fishing quota
- Quota management rules
News and communications
Research and statistics
- Salmonid and freshwater fisheries statistics
- River Wear fish counts
- River Tyne fish counts
- River Tees fish counts