Fishing licence exhibition Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

If you want to fish in Lower Saxony, you often need a fishing licence. It is not compulsory under fisheries law; however, most fishing rightholders make it a condition for issuing the fishing permit.

If you wish to fish in an inland waterway where you are not a fishing beneficiary or a fishing tenant, in addition to the fishing licence or identity card, you will in any case need a certificate issued by the beneficiary that you are allowed to fish (fishing permit). The same applies to the Lower Saxon coastal waters of the Weser.

The fishing permit (fishing card) must be obtained from the owner of the vessel. Questions can often be answered by local fishing associations.
Information on the Lower Saxon Fisherman's Examination can be found on the websites of the fishing associations mentioned below or at your local fishing association.

Related Links

  • Anglerverband Niedersachsen e.V.
  • Sportfischerverband im Landesfischereiverband Weser-Ems e. V.
  • Deutscher Angelfischer-Verband e. V.
  • Portal Fischerei des Bundes und der Länder
  • certificate of a passed prescribed fisherman's examination or
  • Proof of an examination as a professional fisherman
  • Passport picture
  • Id
  • in the case of underage applicant persons, additional:
    • Presentation of a legal representative with an identity card

Preconditions

  • Completion of the age of 14
  • fisherman's examination, either
    • in the case of a recognised national fishing association or
    • as prescribed in another federal state, or
    • Passed examination as a professional fisherman
  • in the case of underage applicant persons, additional:
    • Presentation of a legal representative with an identity card

Hints

In Lower Saxony, there is only one life-long fishing licence, no youth or tourist licence, as offered by other countries.

The Länder have voted at the level of the fisheries departments to ensure that state audits and also the fishing licence are mutually recognised.

A fishing levy is not levied in Lower Saxony.

Related Links

  • §§ 57 bis 59 Niedersächsisches Fischereigesetz (Nds. FischG)
  • Verordnung über die Fischerei in Binnengewässern (Binnenfischereiordnung)
  • Niedersächsische Küstenfischereiordnung (NKüFischO)

Responsible for the content
Lower Saxony Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection

Last update or date of publication
31.01.2020