Find information about fishing in Wales including where to go and licences you need.
Why not enjoy the Welsh outdoors and go fishing? Find out all you need to know here, from where to fish to what tackle to use.
Buy your rod licence
This section explains how to buy your rod licence online, in person or by telephone.
Fishing with nets and traps
Find out what licences you need if you are fishing for eel and elver, or netting salmon and sea trout with nets or traps.
Stocking and moving fish in Wales
Information about how we regulate fish movements and stocking in Wales
Know your rivers - salmon and sea trout catchment summaries
Our reports describe the status of the salmon and sea trout populations for each of the principal salmon and sea trout catchments in Wales.
Some fish are protected by the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (as amended). The sturgeon is a European Protected Species (EPS). Natural Resources Wales (NRW) grants licences so you can work within the law.
Dee Estuary Cockle Fishery
Find information about how we regulate commercial cockle harvesting in the Dee Estuary.
Burry Inlet Cockle Fishery
Find information about how we regulate commercial cockle harvesting in the Burry Inlet.