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You can apply for a fishing licence to be issued at the lower fisheries authority.

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  • Forms

    Forms from the lower fisheries authorities are available online

    Online procedure possible: no

    Written form required: yes

    Personal appearance: no

  • Detailed description

    The exercise of fishing shall be subject to authorisation (fishing licence) by the competent fisheries authority. This shall be granted:

    1. professional fishermen engaged in fishing activities using all authorised gears;
    2. for anglers to fish with fishing gear.

    Fishing licences for professional fishermen may be obtained by persons who:

    1. prove that you have completed vocational training in fishing,
    2. have completed training in fisheries science, or
    3. as the holder of fishing rights linked to certain waters or as a member of a traditional Spreewald fishing community, have successfully completed a special course carried out by the fisheries authority and have reached the age of eighteen. Whereas the scope of fishing licences should be limited to those waters;

    Fishing licences for anglers may be obtained by persons who:

    have passed an angler's examination, which has demonstrated sufficient knowledge in the fields of fish science and management, management of fishing waters, fishing gear and its use, treatment of fish caught and relevant legislation,

    The fishing licence shall be issued for an unlimited period in accordance with a model determined by the highest fisheries authority.

    A fishing licence is not required for persons who:

    • engage in fishing with the fried fish fishing rod,
    • engage in fishing with fishing gear and do not have a primary residence within the scope of the Basic Law and are only within the scope of this Act for short periods of a calendar year,

    Persons who have reached the age of 8 may, on application, obtain a youth fishing licence valid until the age of 18. The youth fishing license entitles to the use of fried fish hand fishing.

  • Requirements

    The applicant must have reached the age of 14 (youth fishing licences can be issued after the age of 8)

    The applicant must declare that in the last five years prior to the submission of the application, no final conviction for:

    • fish poaching, theft of fish and fishing gear or for intentional damage to installations, vehicles, equipment and equipment used for fishing or farming purposes or to hydraulic structures,
    • falsification of a fishing licence or other certificate necessary for the pursuit of fishing,
    • Violation of fishing, animal health or water regulations or for cruelty to animals or violation of nature conservation laws has taken place and no fine has been imposed
  • Documents
    • Application for fishing licence
    • current passport photo
    • Proof of expertise (certificate of angler's examination, proof of vocational training, diploma, etc.) with the exception of the youth fishing license
  • Fees
    • Lifetime fishing licence fee: EUR 25,00
    • Fee for the youth fishing licence 2,50 EUR

    (Fees according to chapter 13.1 GebOLandw)

  • Process
    • Application to the lower fisheries authority responsible for residence or residence
    • Examination of the application and the proof of expertise
    • Payment of the fee
    • Issuance of the document
  • Deadline


  • Responsible authority

    Lower Fisheries Authority

  • Legal basis
  • Approved

    Ministry of Agriculture, Environment and Climate Protection (MLUK) of the State of Brandenburg, Department 3, Unit 34 ́

    VL-MLUK-Abteilung3@MLUK.Brandenburg.de, +49 331 866 7601 (Office)

  • Approved date