Apply for a fishing licence / Bremerhaven Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

The fishing licence entitles the holder to fish

  • in the Weser within the Bremen state border, the Kleine Weser, the Lesum upstream to the Burger road bridge as well as the tidal part of the Geeste (excluding nature conservation and fish sanctuaries)
  • Furthermore, for fishing in all other waters in Bremen/Bremerhaven and in other federal states in connection with a fishing permit issued by the owner or leaseholder of the water (does not apply to fishing permits acquired under the transitional provision of § 42 para. 3 BremFiG)
  • Identity card or passport
  • Passport photo
  • Fisheries inspection certificate,

    or proof within the meaning of § 42 para. 3 BremFiG (fishing licence issued before 01.10.1991 with a validity of at least three consecutive years)


  • Bremerhaven main residence
  • Minimum age 14 years
  • Valid identity card
  • no previous convictions for gross or repeated infringements of animal welfare or fisheries legislation
  • Fishing inspection or fulfilment of the elements of the transitional regulation of § 42 para. 3 BremFiG

Important: This is a service provided by a local authority. Therefore, you can only visit an office that is located in your place of residence.


The fisheries inspection may be carried out in the Land Bremen at the

Grambker Heerstr. 141,
28719 Bremen,
Tel.: (0421) 6 44 99 94,
Fax (0421) 6 94 02 24

can be filed.

The Bürger- und Ordnungsamt recognises fisheries test certificates obtained from recognised state fisheries associations of other federal states.

For further information, please call (0471) 590-3750.

  • Fischereigesetz (BremFiG)
  • Informationen des Landesfischereiverbandes Bremen
  • Fischereigesetz (BremFiG)

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