Local season fishing permit price from DAERA

Local season permits are for anglers who just want to fish in their local area. Below is the price, the full list of fisheries that offer these types of permits and where to buy them.


The price of a local season fishing permit is £59.00.

One fishing area per permit

When buying a local season permit you can only pick one specific fishing area in the tables below per permit for example: North/ East Antrim fisheries.

Holders of a local season permit may also fish all the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) Public Angling Estate coarse fisheries which are listed at the following link:

Fisheries offering local season permits                           

The following list shows the fisheries which are available under each local permit.  


  • B - Brown trout are stocked
  • R - Rainbow trout are stocked
  • M - Mixed brown and rainbow trout are stocked
  • W - is a wild game fishery
North/ East Antrim fisheries offering local season permits  Fish
Altnahinch Reservoir  M
Ballycastle Rivers (Margy, Carey and Glenshesk) W
Ballymoney River  W
Copeland (Marshallstown) Reservoir M
Dungonnell Reservoir W
Killylane Reservoir B
Lough Na Cranagh and Lough Doo B
Lough Mourne W
Lower South Woodburn Reservoir  M
Middle South Woodburn Reservoir M
North Woodburn Reservoir R
River Bush (not day ticket stretch) B
River Maine W
Upper South Woodburn Reservoir W
South Antrim/ North Down fisheries offering local season permits  Fish
Ballykeel Loughherne B
Copeland (Marshallstown) Reservoir M
Hillsborough Lake R
Lough Cowey B
Lough Money R
Lough Mourne B
Lower South Woodburn Reservoir M
Middle South Woodburn Reservoir M
North Woodburn Reservoir R
Portavoe Reservoir R
River Lagan (Iveagh) W
River Lagan (Shaws Bridge) W
Stoneyford Reservoir M
Upper South Woodburn Reservoir W
South Down/ Armagh fisheries offering local season permits Fish
Ballykeel Lougherne B
Ballynahinch, Annacloy and Quoile River  W
Castlewellan Lake  M
Craigavon North Lake  M
Hillsborough Lake  R
Loughbrickland B
Lough Cowey B
Lough Money  R
River Blackwater  W
River Lagan (Iveagh)  W
Shimna River  W
Spelga Reservoir  W
Londonderry/ Tyrone fisheries offering local season permits  Fish
Binevenagh Reservoir  R
Brantry Lough  B
Lough Ash  B
Lough Bradan  B
Lough Lee  W
Moor Lough  M
River Roe  W
White Lough  R
Fermanagh local fisheries offering local season permits  Fish
Achork Lough  B
Ballinamallard River  W
Colebrooke River  W
Corrany Lough  R
Corry Lough  B
Glencreawan Lough  B
Keenaghan Lough  B
Meenameen Lough  M
Mill Lough (Bellanalack)  R
Upper and Lower Lough Erne  W

Documents you need

To fish legally in Northern Ireland you'll need to buy:

  • a permit or day ticket plus
  • a rod licence

A permit or day ticket gives you permission to fish in a particular fishery while a rod licence is for the fishing rod and the game or coarse fish you're allowed to catch. You cannot buy a permit or day ticket without a rod licence.

Buy a local season permit and rod licence

Anglers can buy a local season permit and rod licence online below or from a distributor (like tackle shops).  When buying your local season permit you must choose one of the areas listed above for example: Fermanagh local fisheries.

Read the Conditions of Sale for fishing licences and permits before buying:

Everything you need to go fishing

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