Form RW1 : Application to register a fishery or cropping water

Use the RW1 form to register your fishery, stock ponds, cropping water, aquaponics unit or to register as a sole transporter

Applies to England and Wales


Form RW1: Fishery registration

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Use this form to apply to the Fish Health Inspectorate to register your fishery, cropping waters, aquaponics unit or to register as a sole transporter.

Once registered, you can then apply to the Environment Agency to remove or introduce fish.

You do not need to register rivers and canals.

Published 13 August 2014
Last updated 11 December 2020 + show all updates
  1. A new version of this form has now become available, and now uploaded.

  2. Minor changes. Included note on turnaround times for applications.

  3. Updated the RW1 form to the new government branding. Removed the RW2 form, as it is now combined into the RW1 form.

  4. First published.