Virtual Fisheries Forum | Achieving a Progressive & Inclusive Rod Licence Service

5 April 2023 7:00 PM - 5 April 2023 8:30 PM
Open to all


In this Virtual Fisheries Forum, we welcome Jenny Yates & Tom Sherwood from the Environment Agency to discuss possible changes to the Rod Licence Service.

Having a rod fishing licence is a legal requirement for all anglers fishing in freshwater across England & Wales. Administered by the Environment Agency, 100% of fishing licence income is reinvested back into the sport; funding a range of works including Calverton Fish Farm, the National Fisheries Laboratory, and the Fisheries Improvement Programme to name a few. Further details about the activities made possible by fishing licences are available via the current Fisheries Annual Report.

To ensure this work can continue into future, the Environment Agency are seeking to improve the licencing service in a number of ways, with the objective of making sure anglers can access licences in the most straightforward fashion possible. In addition to future service changes, Jenny & Tom will also discuss the recent price increases and what to expect going forward.

This session is free to attend and open to all, and we encourage you notify any fishing friends or colleagues who may be interested. All input is valued, and we welcome attendance from anyone with thoughts or opinions on these changes.

Wednesday 5th April 2023

Start time: 7:00pm

End time: 8:30pm (approx)




After feedback from previous events, our Virtual Fisheries Forums are now be broadcast via Zoom. Once you’ve registered, you will be sent a link for joining. You do not need an account with Zoom in order to take part.

Virtual Fisheries Forums follow a simple format, with talks from our guest speakers, before an open Q&A session, where your questions and comments will be discussed. Using the Q&A function on Zoom, you will be able to raise questions at any time. We are also happy to take questions in advance of the meeting.

If you are interested but unable to attend the Forum, please register as normal to receive an email alert once our Virtual Fisheries Forum Resources Centre has been updated with a recording of the session.

Want to know more? Contact Sam on 07415 384554 or via [email protected]


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