Buy rod licences, permits and River Bush day tickets
You can buy your Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) rod licence, permits and River Bush day tickets via the green link below.
Once payment is submitted, do not close the window or click the 'Back button' on your browser. This may result in your payment being processed again and your order not being processed properly.
Before you start
You will need:
- your name, address and date of birth
- your National Insurance Number if you're applying for a disabled rod licence and permit
- to read and understand the conditions of sale before you buy
To fish legally you will need both a rod licence and permit or day ticket. Use the green link below to buy these online. This includes concessionary disabled rod licences and permits.
By choosing ‘Combined Licence and Permit’ you can buy your annual or short-term rod licence and permit together.
To fish on the River Bush, each person must have a DAERA game rod licence and permit. Use the green link below if you want to check availability of the River Bush.
All angling licences, permits and day tickets available on this website are only valid for use in fisheries that are in the green area shown on the map below.
You can find out how any personal information you send to DAERA Inland Fisheries when using this service will be handled by viewing their privacy notice.
If you have a ‘Loughs Agency' full season rod licence, you’ll need to buy a ‘DAERA endorsement’ to fish both Loughs Agency and DAERA fishing areas. The endorsement costs £1.00 at the above green link.
But if you hold a ‘DAERA full season rod licence’ and wish to buy a ‘Loughs Agency endorsement’ to fish both DAERA and Loughs Agency fishing areas, you’ll need to go to Loughs Agency website The endorsement costs £1.00.
Anglers will no longer get a paper rod licence, permit or day ticket. Instead they will get an electronic record (e-record) with a unique reference number to confirm their payment. This may be in the form of an email if you buy online or receipt if you buy from a distributor.
Customers can still buy their rod licence, permit or day tickets from a DAERA authorised distributor.
If you have a query about your angling licence and permit, contact:Inland Fisheries
1 Mahon Road
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- phone: 028 3839 7216 or 028 3839 7215 (during office hours Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm
- phone: +44 028 3839 7216 or + 44 028 3839 7215 (outside Northern Ireland and UK)
In the coming months, Inland Fisheries plan to upgrade their website for buying fishing licences and permits online.
The look and functionality of the new system should be familiar to customers.
One major change to the new system is that a log-in via Government Gateway or NI Direct Government Services will be needed to buy licences and permits.
As a large number of people already use these services, this will benefit customers by filling in existing user details, saving on duplication when entering data.
More information will be given before the ‘go-live’ date, once known.