Angling community

Useful information, guidance and advice covering all aspects of interest for the angling community.

Inland Fisheries Angling Outreach – casting further

DAERA Inland Fisheries has launched a new small grants awards scheme to assist those who are bringing new participants to the sport. This scheme, with individual awards of up to £500.00, is intended to assist community groups, angling clubs and others attract new anglers and assist in Departmental targets aimed at tackling poverty and overcoming social exclusion.

Further information can be received by contacting

Catch yourself on! – WIN –

To be in with a chance of winning a DAERA Licence and Permit, complete your 2016 angling catch return online.

Enter your catch return online to be in with a chance to win a DAERA Licence and Permit

All anglers who have bought a Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) Rod Licence to fish for salmon and sea trout are legally obliged to inform DAERA of any catches made throughout the year and how many occasions they fished, even if no fish were caught.

This information is extremely important as it is used to indicate how fish stock throughout Northern Ireland are doing. This can help us make informed policy decisions and scientific research in relation to angling waters.

DAERA would find it most beneficial if angler also made a catch return when fishing for all types of fish including coarse fish.

You can now complete your catch return online at:

Buy your 2017 licence and permit online

From Saturday 17 December, you can buy all 2017 licences and permits, including concessionary disabled, online.

For more information visit the Angling section of the NI Direct website

Loughs Agency have introduced a new Rod eLicence system.  For further information please visit:

Angling NI

Angling NI is the body set up to support game, coarse and sea anglers throughout Northern Ireland.

The aim of Angling NI is to increase the number of anglers fishing for fun and to help support angling clubs through a variety of initiatives and programmes.

For those new to angling, the website contains information on how to join a club or get involved in a range of participation programmes.  For experience anglers there is information on how to become a coach or avail of a range of support information.

For further information visit the Angling pages of the nidirect website

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