Do I need a licence if I take my young child fishing?
Children younger than 12 do not need to buy a rod licence. Children aged 12 – 16 inclusive need to purchase a junior licence at £5.00. If you take a child fishing, we advise that you purchase a licence. If you are holding or helping to hold the rod you will need a licence.
Remember, many angling clubs and fisheries run introductory angling events to introduce youngsters and adults alike to fishing. Many of these events will have a general or temporary licence, allowing anyone attending to fish without buying their own licence.
For more information, visit our angling events page