Services

  1. 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.

  2. Freshwater rod fishing rules

    Follow national and local rules (byelaws) when freshwater fishing with a rod and line in England and Wales

  3. 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

  4. Fixed quota allocation units

    Details and forms for transferring fixed quota allocation units and getting a new holding statement.

  5. 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.

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Guidance and regulation

  1. Current catch limits: 10 metres and under pool
  2. Compliance and Enforcement Strategy
  3. Current catch limits: over 10 metre non-sector pool
  4. Manage and lease fishing quota
  5. Quota management rules
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News and communications

Research and statistics

  1. Salmonid and freshwater fisheries statistics
  2. River Wear fish counts
  3. River Tyne fish counts
  4. River Tees fish counts
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