The Environment Agency has advised the public to beware of third party websites offering to buy fishing licences on behalf of anglers.

The Environment Agency has received reports from anglers who have used third party websites and been charged up to double the price for a licence. There have also been instances of anglers being charged a fee but not receiving a licence as quickly as they would expect.

These websites are not endorsed by the Environment Agency and anyone wanting to buy a fishing licence should go direct to the GOV.UK website.

Please make sure you have the right website if you use a search engine to find GOV.UK. On the GOV.UK website you can buy a 12 month fishing licence from £30. Junior licences are free for 13-16 year olds at GOV.UK. It’s quick and easy – just go to GOV.UK

Official Rod Licence Prices

Licence type Trout and coarse 2-rod Salmon and sea trout
8-day £12 £27
12-month £30 £82
12-month – over 65 or disabled £20 £54
12-month – junior (13 to 16) Free Free

DO NOT USE  these sites:

You will end up paying at least 50% more