If you are over the age of 13 you need to have a fishing licence to go fishing in rivers, canals, lakes, pools and streams in England. You can get your fishing licence from the Environment Agency at www.gov.uk/fishing-licences/when-you-need-a-licence.
What do you need to start fishing UK?
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Ÿ A fishing licence: (see above) and a day ticket or permission to fish.
- Ÿ Fishing line: Buy a spool or two of around 5lbs breaking strain.
- Ÿ Split shot weights: Go for a pot with different sizes.
- Ÿ Hooks: Barbless hooks are easiest to start off, get some in sizes 12-14.
Do you need a licence to go fishing in the UK?
You must have a rod fishing licence for England and Wales if you’re fishing for salmon, trout, freshwater fish, smelt or eel with a rod and line in: England (except the River Tweed)
What do I need to get into fishing?
Firstly you will need to get a simple rod and reel or even a handline and some equipment (see gear), the good news is you don’t need to spend a fortune. For the cost of a family movie ticket, you can get everything you need and this will provide endless entertainment and outdoor fun (much more than a 90 minute movie).
What type of fishing is best for beginners?
Pole and Whip fishing
This is the easiest type of fishing for beginners and requires the least amount of gear, so it’s a great place to start your angling adventures. It involves fishing with a pole or a smaller ‘whip’, which is a simple bit of kit that doesn’t require you to use a reel.
Can you fish anywhere in UK?
Put simply, there are three ways to go fishing in the UK. You can fish on public waters, go to privately owned waters, or fish on the sea – and needing a licence depends on what you fish and where.
Where can you fish without a license UK?
Anglers fishing from clear sea fishing marks such as beaches, rock marks, piers and breakwaters have no need at all for any kind of licence (as long as they do not catch and keep certain species – see below). This is clear cut and means the vast majority of sea anglers can fish without worrying about licences at all.
Do I need a fishing licence for a private lake UK?
You must seek permission from the landowner to fish on private land and sort an additional licence to fish in locks or weirs on the River Thames. 2. You must follow national and local rules (byelaws) when freshwater fishing with a rod and line in England and Wales.
Is fishing easy to learn?
While fishing can be fun, it’s not as simple as it seems. In most cases, it will require a lot of practice and patience. Like most things in life, you’ll become better at it with time and through practice.
What is in a fishing kit?
Almost any equipment or gear used for fishing can be called fishing tackle. Some examples are hooks, lines, sinkers, floats, rods, reels, baits, lures, spears, nets, gaffs, traps, waders and tackle boxes. Gear that is attached to the end of a fishing line is called terminal tackle.