Endorsements to fish both DAERA and Loughs Agency
You can buy an 'endorsement' which allows you to use your rod licence in both the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) and the Loughs Agency fishing areas.
DAERA and Loughs Agency fishing areas
The map shows where DAERA and Loughs Agency fishing areas are in Northern Ireland.
Find out more about these fishing areas:
DAERA and Loughs Agency each sell angling rod licences for their specific areas. Anglers who've bought a 'full season rod licence' from either DAERA or Loughs Agency can buy an endorsement costing £1.00 which allows them to fish in both DAERA and Loughs Agency areas.
You can only buy an endorsement if you have a 'full season rod licence' from DAERA or Loughs Agency. (To buy a full season rod licence scroll down to the section below called: 'Buy a full season rod licence'.)
The type of endorsement you buy depends on which full season rod licence you have bought. If you hold a Loughs Agency full season rod licence then you should buy a DAERA endorsement at the following link:
If you hold a DAERA full season rod licence then you should buy a Loughs Agency endorsement at the following link:
Buy a full season rod licence
DAERA or Loughs Agency full season rod licences can be bought online or through distributors (for example a tackle shop). To fish legally in Northern Ireland you need both a rod licence and a permit or day ticket. The permit or day ticket gives the angler permission to fish in the chosen water.
- Buy rod licences and permits including River Bush day tickets
- Loughs Agency Rod eLicence
- Angling licence and permit distributors
Contacting Inland Fisheries at DAERA
For enquires about angling licences / permits and refunds contact:
For general enquiries contact:
For specific enquiries, for example, about reporting illegal fishing activity, or pollution/fish kills visit the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) website: