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:
- Buy rod licences, permits and River Bush day tickets online from DAERA
- Angling licence and permit distributors
Everything you need to go fishing
- Angling – everything you need to go fishing in Northern Ireland
- Angling – includes latest news, fish stocking archive, contact details and more
- Angling rod licences explained
- Angling permits explained