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Fishing Season and Fishing Licenses

You can fish most places in the Broads with an Environmental Agency fishing licence during the open season. Anglers should ensure that they have the necessary permission to fish on privately owned water, those controlled by angling clubs or on banks of tidal waters.

The fishing season dates are: 

Coarse Fishing: From 16th June through to 14th March the following year.

Please remember the closed season applies to all the broads and rivers from 15th March to 16th June inclusive.

Fishing licences are required for every angler aged 12 years and over, for use of a maximum of two rods on each occasion.

Juniors must be under 17 and over 12 years old is just £5.

Concession licences are available to people aged over 65; or those who hold a Blue Badge for parking or receive Disability Living Allowance.

If you buy a 1 day or 8 day licence you will get a receipt with your reference number. This should be carried with you whenever you’re fishing.

Apply for your Rod Licence at any Post Office in England and Wales or by Telephone 0844 800 5386 - Lines open 8.30am to 8pm, 7 days a week from March to September. Calls charged at local rate.

Rod Licenses expire annually on 31st March

License Fees

Coarse 2010/11

Full £27.00
Concession £18.00
Junior £5.00
8 day £10.00
1 day £3.75

The Norfolk Broads are a fragile wetlands environment, so please take litter home with you and remember never to discard fishing tackle, as it can easily harm wildlife.

Get your rod licence instantly online:

Environment Agency Fishing Licence