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Angling & Fishing Licence
Angler or Recreational Fisherman?

There are two types of fishing licences - Angler Fishing Licence and Recreational Fisherman Licence


Angler

If you fish with light fishing tackle, you should have an Angler Fishing Licence. Hand fishing tackle comprises for example fishing rod, jig and harpoon - tackle that you fish actively with.

 

Who do not need an angler's fishing licence?

 

  • Persons under the age of 18
  • Persons 65 years old or more
  • Recreational fishermen who already have a recreational fisherman's licence
  • The owner of the lot lying closest to the fresh water used for fishing and the rest of his household
  • Anglers fishing in "put and take" lakes (trout lakes)

 

The fishing licence is personal and must not be used by others - neither persons in the family nor persons with the same address.
 

Recreational fisherman

If you fish with tackle such as nets, traps and hooks, you should have a recreational fisherman's licence. The tackle fishes passively without you having to be present.

 

  • To be a recreational fisherman, you should:
  • Be 12 years old (there is no upper age limit)
  • Have permanent residence in Denmark unless you come from an EU country, Iceland or Norway and for example on account of your work have close affiliations to Denmark.


You should have a recreational fisherman's licence even if you are 65 years old or more.

 

The fishing licence is personal and must not be used by others - neither persons in the family nor persons with the same address.

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