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Northern Ireland

In Northern Ireland a coarse fishing Licence is required and on most waters a permit is also needed. A coarse licence (covering pike fishing) is required by law for eveyone over 12 years of age fishing in Northern Ireland. It should be noted that a coarse rod licence and a coarse Department permit entitle the holder to use two coarse rods at a time. A separate coarse licence and coarse permit is required for a third and subsequent coarse rod being used. Similarly, holders of juvenile permits are entitled to fish using two coarse rods at a time.

Tables showing angling licence and permit prices

DCAL Rod Licence prices From 1 January 2012 From 1 January 2013
Game Season £17.00 £17.00
Game 14 Day £9.00 £9.00
Game 3 Day £3.50 £3.50
Concessionary Game Licence
(Senior Citizens - Valid for anglers over 60 yrs)
£5.00 £5.00
Concessionary Game Licence
(Disabled Citizens - Valid for anglers in receipt of one of the following benefits; Disability Living Allowance, Attendance Allowance, War Disablement Pension and Severe Disablement Pension)
£5.00 £5.00
Game Juvenile Season (Only required from 12th to 19th Birthday) £2.00 £2.00
Foyle Endorsement £1.00 £1.00
Coarse Season £17.00 £17.00
Coarse 14 Day £9.00 £9.00
Coarse 3 Day £3.50 £3.50
Concessionary Coarse Licence
(Senior Citizens - Valid for anglers over 60 yrs)
£5.00 £5.00
Concessionary Coarse Licence
(Disabled Citizens - Valid for anglers in receipt of one of the following benefits; Disability Living Allowance, Attendance Allowance, War Disablement Pension and Severe Disablement Pension)
£5.00 £5.00
Coarse Juvenile Season (Only required from 12th to 19th Birthday) £2.00 £2.00
DCAL Angling Permit prices From 1 January 2012 (inc VAT) From 1 January 2013 (inc VAT)
General Season £69.00 £72.00
Juvenile Season (Required from 0-19th Birthday) £2.00 £2.00
14 Day General Game £16.00 £16.50
3 Day General Game £5.00 £5.50
Local Season Game £52.50 £55.00
Coarse Season (covers 2 rods) £25.50 £26.50
14 Day Coarse (2 rods) £10.00 £10.50
3 Day Coarse (2 rods) £5.00 £5.50
Concessionary Permit
(Senior Citizens - Valid for anglers over 60 yrs)
£16.00 £16.50
Concessionary Permit
(Disabled Citizens - Valid for anglers in receipt of one of the following benefits; Disability Living Allowance, Attendance Allowance, War Disablement Pension and Severe Disablement Pension)
£16.00 £16.50

Buy a licence or permit online

Department of Culture Arts and Leisure (DCAL)

Inland Fisheries Group, Causeway Exchange, 1-7 Bedford Street, Belfast BT2 7EG
Tel: +4428 91 513101
Web: www.nidirect.gov.uk/angling

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Enniskillen

Co. Fermanagh

Lough Erne, River Erne

The Erne is one of the finest coarse fishing waters in Europe and has become popular as a competition venue for visiting anglers. Fishing in the Upper lough is concentrated between Enniskillen and Newtonbutler with Broadmeadow, Dolans Ring, Cornagrade, Scotch Store and Schools stretches being popular. For the specialist angler tench can be found in the weedy areas in the summer. Roach are everywhere with bream, pike, perch and eels, in abundance. In recent years many outstanding weights have been recorded during sponsored coarse angling competitions. Modern pegs and fishing stands are available for up to 500 anglers. The Department’s scientists have carried out an extensive coarse fish survey which indicates that fish are plentiful throughout this vast water although the bulk of match fishing takes place around Enniskillen.

Portglenone

Co. Antrim

Lower Bann, Movanagher

Coarse fishing on the Lower Bann and Lough Beg is excellent - catches of 20-30 kg. per day achievable. The waters are abundant with bream, roach and hybrids.

Armagh

Co. Armagh

Enagh Lough, Creeve Lough Carrick Lough

At Movanagher Canal three car-parks have been provided at the canal bank and 43 stands are available for competitions making this an ideal venue for small angling tournaments. The canal fishes well when high flow conditions exist on the river. Roach/ bream hybrids specimens can be caught. For fishing maps and more information, please log onto http://www.fishpal.com/Ireland/Bann

Portadown

Co. Armagh

Upper Bann River

Some very good general coarse fishing at loughs such as Enagh Lough which is a Coarse Fishery Developed for Matches. There are 25 fishing stands which are all wheelchair accessible. Bream and tench are also present. The side of the Lough nearest the road has been developed for angling and a small car-park, hardcore path and fishing stands have been provided. The area has an abundance of inter-drumlin loughs with good stocks of coarse fish.

Northern Ireland Coarse Fishing

Department of Culture Arts and Leisure (DCAL)

Inland Fisheries Group, Causeway Exchange, 1-7 Bedford Street, Belfast BT2 7EG
Tel: +4428 91 513101
Web: www.nidirect.gov.uk/angling

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