Children under 12 years of age DO NOT NEED A ROD LICENCE!
However, anyone over the age of 12 who wants to fish for salmon, trout, freshwater fish and eels in England and Wales requires a rod licence from the Environment Agency.
Rod licenses run from the 1st April to the 31st March, so make sure you buy a new rod license after April 1st each year if you intend to fish. You can purchase one from your local Post Office or you can buy one online at
Bury Hill Fisheries no longer sells rod licenses, however if you have forgotten to purchase a rod license when arriving to fish, you can purchase a rod license over the telephone by calling 0344 800 5386.
Should you need to use the fishery telephone for this purpose, we make a small charge of £1 to cover the cost of the telephone call as the EA charges 10p per minute.
Costs for Coarse Rod Licence (correct as at 1st January 2015)