Short term and tourist rod licence prices from DAERA

The 'Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs' (DAERA) provide short term game and coarse rod licences which tourists find useful as well as anglers who don't fish regularly. Prices are shown on the table below and you'll find where to buy them.

Prices

Short term game and coarse rod licences are valid for consecutive days and cannot be split into different days in different weeks.

If you wish to use more rods than what is shown on the table below, you must buy another rod licence. 

Types of short term rod licences Number of rods allowed Price
Three day game rod licence One rod at any one time (either game or coarse fishing) £3.50
Three day coarse rod licence Two rods at any one time  £3.50
14 day game rod licence One rod at any one time (either game or coarse fishing) £9.00
14 day coarse rod licence Two rods at any one time £9.00

Game species include brown trout, sea trout, salmon and arctic char. 
Coarse species of fish  include pike, bream, roach, perch, carp, tench and rudd.

What you need to fish legally

To fish legally in Northern Ireland you need a rod licence plus a permit or day ticket. The rod licence is for the fishing rod and the game or coarse fish you're allowed to catch. The permit gives the angler permission to fish in the chosen water. You cannot buy a permit/ day ticket without a rod licence.

Buy a short term rod licence and permit

Anglers can buy a short term 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:

Fishing in Northern Ireland

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