The Cheviot Hills, Northumberland National Park\n© Simon Fraser

Rod Licences

All fresh water fishing in England requires both a permit from the owner or manager of the water in question and an Environment Agency National Rod Licence.

Licenses are available from Post Offices and tackle shops or on-line from the Environment Agency Fish-e Website.  Licences are available for 1 day, 8 days or 1 year (April - March) and have two main categories: "All Fish (incl Salmon and Sea Trout)" and "Non-migratory Trout and Coarse Fish only".

Please note that the Tweed and its tributaries (including the Till) are classed as Scottish rivers, for which a National Rod licence is not required. Fishing is not permitted on Sundays on Scottish rivers.

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