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  3. Fishing regulations

Fishing regulations

What you need to go fishing legally

To fish legally in Northern Ireland you need to:

  1. buy a rod licence
  2. have permission to fish in the chosen waters by usually buying a permit or day ticket from the fishery owner - note that you can't buy a permit or day ticket without a rod licence.

Bann conditions

A Department of Culture, Arts & Leisure licence is required in addition to your permit to fish. For more information please visit

DAERA game open seasons for rod and line 

Salmon, sea trout, brown trout, rainbow trout fishing seasons:

  •  1 February to 30 September - Lough Melvin including tributaries    

  • 1 March to 30 September - Lough Erne System including tributaries

  • 1 March to 20 October – River Bush including tributaries

  • 1 March to 31 October – All other loughs and lakes 

During the closed fishing season there's no fishing in DAERA Public Angling Estate waters containing salmon, sea trout or brown trout except where DAERA has publicised particular waters as pike or coarse fisheries



Beat conditions

Individual owners will also have their own individual conditions, such as the hours that fishing is allowed on that beat, what ghillies are provided (if any) and what fishing methods you can use.

FishPal booking conditions

This site uses the FishPal booking engine, you need to agree to FishPal's booking conditions

You will be given another opportunity to read all these conditions before doing any online booking, where you have to indicate your agreement to them. They will also be included in the joining instructions you are given when your booking has been completed.

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