Inland Fisheries Contact Details

Angling and Commercial Fishing Licences and Permits only


Inland Fisheries
1 Mahon Road
BT62 3EE

During office hours Monday to Friday 9.30 am to 4 pm:

  • 028 3839 7205

If calling from outside the UK:

  • +44 28 3939 7205

General Enquires

Inland Fisheries (Headquarters)
Clare House
303 Airport Road West


During office hours Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 5 pm:

  • Phone: 0300 200 7860

If calling from outside the UK:

  • Phone: +44 28 9151 3101

Reporting Illegal Fishing Activity

This is a non-emergency service

If you suspect someone is involved in an illegal fishing incident or you have witnessed an incident:

During office hours Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 5 pm:

  • Phone: 028 3833 9748

Outside office hours, contact the hotline number:

  • Phone: 0800 807 060 (Illegal fishing and pollution hotline)

Give as much information as you can about the incident you are reporting. You can make this report anonymously – you do not have to give your name or contact details unless you want to.

What you need to know.  What happens after you report someone?

Inland Fisheries enforcement staff will review your provided information and investigate the matter. They will not be able to tell you the outcome of their investigation.

Inland Fisheries will only take action if they find the incident reported is a suspected breach of the Fisheries Act (NI) 1966 and associated regulations.

Contact Details for Pollution

If there has been pollution or a fish kill, contact the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) pollution hotline.

Please note email reporting is only checked during office hours.

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