Our E-Petition States:
Increase 'free of charge' fishing areas for Environment Agency Rod Licence holders and children on Environment Agency / British Waterways controlled waters to at least 50% of all publicly accessible river & canal banks, where private land owner's riparian rights or boat moorings are not infringed or hindered.
Some of the places in the UK that you can fish without
paying for a fishing day ticket – all you need is a valid Environment Agency
rod fishing licence of the correct type. Then you can go free fishing, free coarse
fishing, free barbel fishing, free pike fishing, free trout fishing and even
free salmon fishing!
You can even go carp fishing for free! Yes free carp fishing!
The regions are listed as per The Environment Agency and not by county.
Every effort has been made to make sure that the information contained in this Directory is accurate. Do be aware, however, that Fishery ownership can change at short notice and that telephone numbers and personalities may change also.
Rod fishing is permitted in all tidal waters, however much of the estuarine waters are privately owned and permission from the owners of these waters should be sought. Ordnance Survey 1:50,000 series maps show the normal tide limits (NTL) on river estuaries. Fishing from the shore thereabouts is free as it is considered a public right of way between the high and low water marks. If you are fishing in tidal waters for sea fish or eels an Environment Agency Rod Fishing Licence is not required.
WHEN FISHING PLEASE ABIDE BY NATIONAL, REGIONAL, DISTRICT OR LOCAL ACTS AND BYELAWS. IGNORANCE OF THESE BYELAWS IS NO EXCUSE IN LAW – TIGHT LINES