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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