|ROD LICENCES &THEIR HISTORY|
The brief history of the rod licence and details of prices and where to buy them.
The first licence in the UK came into force way back in the 1860's and just covered the River Usk in Wales.Other river boards began to follow suit with their own version of the licence.Then in 1974 the Labour Government created 10 regional water authorities,each was to have their own rod licence to cover England and Wales,except Southern Region,who strangely did'nt bother with one.Anglers needed to buy a seperate licence for every region they fished,very costly for the match angler.
|Rod Fishing Licence prices 2004/05 - valid from 01 April 2004|
|Category||Non-Migratory Trout and Coarse||Salmon and Sea Trout|
|The Surcharge added to all licences sold over the internet is to cover handling and postage costs only.|
|Surcharge added to transaction : £0.25|
|You are eligible for a concessionary licence IF:|
|You are aged 12 to 16 inclusive|
|You are aged 65 years or over|
Please note, only applicants aged between 12 and 16 can obtain concessionary licences on-line at present.
Rod fishing licences are available from:
Every Post Office in England and Wales.
The Telesales Service: 0870 1662 662 (for full and junior concessionary licences)
Click here to buy on-line
(for full and junior concessionary licences)
Children under 12 years of age do not require a rod fishing licence
Full and Concessionary rod licences expire on 31st March
Failure to provide a valid Environment Agency rod licence could result in prosecution (maximum fine £2,500)
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