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Apply for a fishing licence


If you want to fish or fish in Saxony-Anhalt, you need a fishing licence, which must be carried with you and shown on request.

A distinction is made between:

  • fishing licence, which entitles to all permitted fishing methods, and
  • Youth, special and fried fish fishing certificates.

Fishing licences are issued for 1 to 5 years and for life.

You do not need a fishing licence if you,

  • assist a holder of a fishing licence with fishing,
  • during a course, under the supervision of the trainer.

For fishing in the respective waters you also need a fishing permit (fishing card), which you can acquire from the local fishing associations or fishing associations and the professional fishermen/professional fishermen.

You want to go fishing? Then find out what to consider here.

You can apply for the fishing licence in person or in writing. Another person can also apply for you. You must issue this person with a power of attorney.

Please contact the lower fisheries authority. These can be found in the administrative offices of the counties and district-free cities.

Fishing licence:

To obtain a fishing licence, you must successfully pass the fisherman's test. There shall be sufficient knowledge of fish species, fish stocks and water management, fishing gear and use, the treatment of caught fish and the rules of animal, water, nature and animal health law which are important for fisheries.

To be admitted to the exam, you must attend a 30-hour preparatory course that provides the knowledge required for the exam. Such courses are offered by fishing clubs and educational institutions.

Youth fishing licence:

Young people can only purchase a youth fishing licence, for which you must have taken a youth fisherman's examination. The youth fishing licence only entitles you to fish for peace.

Fried fish fishing licence:

Persons who only want to fish for peace have the opportunity to obtain a Friedfisch fishing licence.

Special fishing licence:

Persons who are unable to take a fishing test according to their age due to a disability have the opportunity to obtain a special fishing licence. However, the special fishing licence only entitles you to fish for peace in the company of an adult who holds a fishing licence.

  • Testimony of passed exam
  • Equality by the Upper Fisheries Authority
  • proof of training as a professional fisherman
  • written declaration in accordance with Appendix 4 of the AB-FischG
  • Passport picture (not older than 1 year)
  • if necessary, the applicant's last fishing licence

Further information on the documents/annexes required in individual cases can be found in section 12 of the AB-FischG or contact the competent lower fisheries authority.

Fees for the acceptance of examinations:

  • Fisherman's examination from the age of 18 - 56.00 Euro
  • Fisherman's examination up to the age of 18 - 28.00 Euro
  • Friedfish fishing test from the age of 18 - 56.00 Euro
  • Friedfischfischer Prüfung up to the age of 18 - 28,00 Euro
  • Youth Fisherman's Examination - €28.00

Fees for the issuance of fishing licences:

  • Fishing and fried fish fishing certificates for 1 - 2 years: 7.70 euro per year
  • Fishing and fried fish fishing certificates for 3 - 4 years: 6.70 euro per year
  • Fishing and fried fish fishing certificates for 5 years: 30,00 Euro
  • Fishing certificates and fried fish fishing certificates for life: 150.00 Euro
  • Fishing and fried fish fishing certificates for young people aged 14 to 18: EUR 2.60 per year
  • Special fishing tickets for 1 - 5 years: 2.60 euro per year
  • Special fishing certificates for life: 65.00 Euro
  • Youth fishing certificates: €2.60 per year.

In addition, the Land of Saxony-Anhalt is levying a fishing levy for measures of fisheries protection, fish species protection, fisheries research and special measures for fishing:

  • Fishing and fried fish fishing certificates for 1 - 5 years: 6,00 Euro per year
  • Youth fishing and special fishing certificates: €1.00 per year
  • Fishing tickets for life: 125.00 Euro

Fishing tests are carried out at least once a year. The date is set by the counties or non-circular cities (lower fisheries authorities).

Registration for the fisherman's examination must be made no later than 4 weeks before the examination date.

In addition to the mandatory compulsory course, the written part of the fisherman's examination can be prepared with the help of an online application. The online application enables an assessment of the level of acquired knowledge by taking a simulated fisherman's examination. Like the "correct" examination, the test includes a total of 60 questions, each containing 15 questions from the fields of fish science, equipment science, water science and legal studies.

For information on the acquisition of the fishing permit (fishing card), please contact:

  • the National Angler Associations as well as
  • the State Fishing Association of Saxony-Anhalt e.V.

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Ministry of Environment, Agriculture and Energy of Saxony-Anhalt

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