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Fishing license and exemptions from the fishing license requirement

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)

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Anyone wishing to fish in Schleswig-Holstein must have a valid fishing license and carry it with them.

Anyone fishing in Schleswig-Holstein must possess and carry a valid fishing license. The fishing license is issued for life in Schleswig-Holstein. The prerequisite for the issue of a fishing license is the successful completion of a fishing license examination or the existence of circumstances that make it unnecessary to take the examination. Valid fishing licenses from other federal states can be transferred after a change of main residence (when moving). Children who have not yet reached the age of 12 cannot yet obtain a fishing license. However, they may fish if they are supervised by a fishing license holder.
Valid fishing licenses from other federal states are recognized in Schleswig-Holstein. However, their holders must also pay the fishing tax of the state of Schleswig-Holstein - regardless of how and where the fishing is to be carried out. The tax stamp must be affixed to a supplementary certificate, which is available at all stamp issuing offices or can be downloaded free of charge from the website of the responsible Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Areas, Europe and Consumer Protection (MLLEV). The supplementary permit is not an official document and can therefore be filled out by yourself; a personal presence at an authority is not required.

For fishing in inland waters and in certain coastal waters that are subject to an independent fishing right (Eider, Schlei, Lübeck Bay), a permit from the respective fishing right holder is also required. Apart from the above-mentioned exceptions, there is free fishing in the coastal waters of Schleswig-Holstein.

In Schleswig-Holstein, there are exemptions from the fishing license requirement based on Section 5 of the State Ordinance on the Implementation of the Fishing Act for the State of Schleswig-Holstein (LFischG-DVO). The most frequently used exemption option is the so-called "vacation fishing license", which can be applied for by any natural person (valid for 28 consecutive days, can be extended once per calendar year). The vacation fishing license and the renewal each cost a 10.00 euro administration fee; in addition, the fishing tax (once per calendar year) must also be paid here.

Since July 15, 2013, no fishing license is required for commercial fishing ponds and commercial fishing boats if the commercial provider can ensure compliance with animal welfare and fishing regulations by means of supervision (note - optional provision, please contact the respective provider). However, the fishing tax must also be paid in these cases!

In addition, there is the possibility of a temporary exemption from the fishing license requirement for special cases (e.g. for special events organized by charitable institutions, for international events, etc.), which must be applied for and justified in writing to the higher fishing authority in individual cases.

Persons with disabilities who are unable to take a fishing license examination can apply to the higher fishing authority for an unlimited exemption that entitles them to fish accompanied by an adult fishing license holder.


Who should I contact?
  • To your municipal, local or city administration (public order office, citizens' office, harbor office) if you want to apply for a fishing license as an angler.
  • To a branch office of the State Office for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Areas (LLUR) if you are a professional fisherman/professional fisherwoman .
  • To any municipal, local or city administration (public order office, citizens' office, harbor office) if you wish to apply for avacation fishing license or purchase a fishing tax stamp .
  • To the respective commercial provider if you wish to make use of the fishing regulations without a fishing license on fishing boats and fishing ponds.

You can also pay the fishing tax online or buy a vacation fishing license online via the service portal of the state of Schleswig-Holstein.

Which documents are required?
  • Fishing license examination certificate or proof of an examination as a professional fisherman; in case of relocation: fishing license from the other federal state,
  • Photo (after reaching the age of 16),
  • identity card.
What are the fees?
  • A one-off fee of EUR 10.00 is charged for the issue of a fishing license.
  • A fee of EUR 10.00 is charged for the issue or one-off renewal of the vacation fishing license.
  • In addition, a fishing tax of 10.00 euros is charged annually (also for holders of a vacation fishing license or when fishing without a fishing license on fishing boats or fishing ponds).
What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

None

Legal basis
What else should I know?

Fishing licenses from other federal states are also valid in Schleswig-Holstein as long as the holder does not have their main residence in Schleswig-Holstein. As soon as the holder of a fishing license from another federal state moves their main residence to Schleswig-Holstein, a Schleswig-Holstein fishing license must be issued for fishing.

Since July 1, 2012, fishing license holders from other federal states must also pay the fishing tax.

Compliance with the fishing license requirement is monitored by the fisheries inspectorate.

Further information on the subject of professional and angling fishing can be found on the "Agriculture and Environment in Schleswig-Holstein" internet portal.

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The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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Anyone wishing to fish in Schleswig-Holstein must have a valid fishing license and carry it with them.

Who should I contact?

  • To your municipal, local or city administration (public order office, citizens' office, harbor office) if you want to apply for a fishing license as an angler.
  • To a branch office of the State Office for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Areas (LLUR) if you are a professional fisherman/professional fisherwoman .
  • To any municipal, local or city administration (public order office, citizens' office, harbor office) if you wish to apply for avacation fishing license or purchase a fishing tax stamp .
  • To the respective commercial provider if you wish to make use of the fishing regulations without a fishing license on fishing boats and fishing ponds.

You can also pay the fishing tax online or buy a vacation fishing license online via the service portal of the state of Schleswig-Holstein.

Which documents are required?

  • Fishing license examination certificate or proof of an examination as a professional fisherman; in case of relocation: fishing license from the other federal state,
  • Photo (after reaching the age of 16),
  • identity card.

What are the fees?

  • A one-off fee of EUR 10.00 is charged for the issue of a fishing license.
  • A fee of EUR 10.00 is charged for the issue or one-off renewal of the vacation fishing license.
  • In addition, a fishing tax of 10.00 euros is charged annually (also for holders of a vacation fishing license or when fishing without a fishing license on fishing boats or fishing ponds).

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

None

Legal basis

What else should I know?

Fishing licenses from other federal states are also valid in Schleswig-Holstein as long as the holder does not have their main residence in Schleswig-Holstein. As soon as the holder of a fishing license from another federal state moves their main residence to Schleswig-Holstein, a Schleswig-Holstein fishing license must be issued for fishing.

Since July 1, 2012, fishing license holders from other federal states must also pay the fishing tax.

Compliance with the fishing license requirement is monitored by the fisheries inspectorate.

Further information on the subject of professional and angling fishing can be found on the "Agriculture and Environment in Schleswig-Holstein" internet portal.

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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