Short-term game and coarse permits 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 permit.
|Types of short term permits||Number of rods allowed||Price|
|Three day game permit||One rod at any one time (either game or coarse fishing)||£6.00|
|Three day coarse permit||Two rods at any one time||£6.00|
|14 day game permit||
One rod at any one time (either game or coarse fishing)
|14 day coarse permit||Two rods at any one time||£11.00|
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 go fishing legally
To fish legally in Northern Ireland you need a permit or day ticket plus a rod licence. The permit gives the angler permission to fish in the chosen water while the rod licence is for the fishing rod and the game or coarse fish you're allowed to catch. You cannot buy a permit/ day ticket without a rod licence:
Buy a short term permit and rod licence
Anglers can buy a short term permit and rod licence 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.
When you're on this page look out for the green link as that is where you buy online - this green link takes you to a page that asks: 'What do you want to buy?'
Make sure you choose 'Combined licence and permit' before you go to the next page