Buy rod licences, permits and River Bush day tickets

Here you can buy your 'Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs' (DAERA) rod licence, permits and River Bush day tickets.

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 current 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 on fisheries within Northern Ireland.










Buy licence, permit or day ticket

Additional information

To fish the Loughs Agency (FCILC) area with a DAERA rod  licence you will need a Loughs Agency endorsement available through the Loughs Agency.

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 transaction, contact Inland Fisheries - DAERA.

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