Coarse rod licence prices from DAERA

There are different types of coarse rod licences available but generally speaking your age or government benefits you receive will affect what you buy. The categories and prices are shown on the table below.

Coarse rod licence prices

All Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) rod licences in the table below are valid from January to December when fishing for coarse only.

Coarse species of fish  include pike, bream, roach, perch, carp, tench and rudd.

Age/anglers with disabilities Type of coarse rod licence  Number of rods allowed Price
Under 12 years old No licence needed Unlimited No charge
12 to 18 years  old Juvenile coarse rod licence  Two rods at any one time £2.00
19 to 60 years old  Season coarse rod licence  Two rods at any one time £17.00
Over 60s  Concessionary season coarse rod licence for aged 60 and over* Two rods at any one time £5.00
Anglers with a disability Concessionary season coarse rod licence and permit for anglers with a disability*. (More below) Two rods at any one time £5.00

*If anglers wish to use more than two rods they must buy another rod licence.  Anglers are only allowed one concessionary season coarse rod licence. It is an offence to have more than one concessionary licence in any calendar year. 

What you need to go fishing legally

To fish legally in Northern Ireland you need both a rod licence plus a permit or day ticket. The permit/ day ticket gives the angler permission to fish in the chosen water. You cannot buy a permit/ day ticket without a rod licence.

Concessionary season coarse rod licence for anglers with a disability

This rod licence is for anglers who are getting one of the following allowances:

  • Disability Living Allowance
  • Attendance Allowance
  • War Disablement Pension
  • Severe Disablement Allowance

For anglers with a disability, a rod licence and permit or day ticket can be bought together. 

There will no longer be a two week application period as e-records will be created automatically and you will be given a receipt or receive an email confirmation immediately.

When a concessionary season coarse rod licence is bought for an angler with a disability,  it must be declared that the information given is accurate.

Have proof to show you're fishing legally

DAERA Fishery Protection Officers do carry out licence checks so make sure you have proof to show that you're fishing legally and that your licence is accurate. If not, the Department will cancel the licence and offer the holder the opportunity to buy a non concessionary rod licence. No refund will be given.  

For more information visit the following page and see the section called 'Have proof to show you're fishing legally'.

Buy a coarse rod licence and permit 

Anglers can buy a coarse rod licence and permit  online  below or from a distributor (like tackle shops).  Read the Conditions of Sale for fishing licences and permits before buying:

Everything you need to go fishing



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