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QUESTIONS ABOUT PURCHASE OF FISHING LICENCE

WHICH FISHING LICENCE - ANGLER OR RECREATIONAL FISHERMAN?
WHERE MAY I FISH WITH THE FISHING LICENCE?
HOW MUCH DO THE FISHING LICENCES COST?
WHAT IS THE MONEY USED FOR - FISH CARE?
BUY FISHING LICENCE
PRINT RECEIPT/FISHING LICENCE
CHANGE OF PASSWORD
I WISH TO RENEW OR EXTEND MY FISHING LICENCE
CHANGE OF ADDRESS
PERSONAL INFORMATION
SECURITY WHEN PAYING
WHICH PAYMENT CARDS CAN I USE?

WHICH FISHING LICENCE - ANGLER OR RECREATIONAL FISHERMAN?

There are two types of fishing licences - angler's fishing licence and recreational fisherman's licence

Angler

If you fish with light fishing tackle, you should have an angler's fishing licence. Hand fishing tackle comprises for example fishing rod, jig and harpoon - tackle that you fish actively with.

Who do not need an angler's fishing licence?
  • Persons under the age of 18
  • Persons 65 years old or more
  • Recreational fishermen who already have a recreational fisherman's licence
  • The owner of the lot lying closest to the fresh water used for fishing and the rest of his household
  • Anglers fishing in "put and take" lakes (trout lakes)
The fishing licence is personal and must not be used by others - neither persons in the family nor persons with the same address.

Recreational fisherman

If you fish with tackle such as nets, traps and hooks, you should have a recreational fisherman's licence. The tackle fishes passively without you having to be present.

To be a recreational fisherman, you should:
  • Be 12 years old (there is no upper age limit)
  • Have permanent residence in Denmark unless you come from an EU country, Iceland or Norway and for example on account of your work have close affiliations to Denmark.
You should have a recreational fisherman's licence even if you are 65 years old or more.

The fishing licence is personal and must not be used by others - neither persons in the family nor persons with the same address.

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WHERE MAY I FISH WITH THE FISHING LICENCE?

  • In salt water on Danish fishing territory
  • Natural fresh waters - with the owner's permission. If you fish with tackle, the tackle must be marked with name, address and land registry number of the property possessing the fishing right
  • Canals, ditches and similar water ways created by human beings, but which form part of natural water ways
Please pay attention to the fact that there are many places where fishing is not allowed. This may be because of preservation zones, rules about distance or local angler clubs/associations possessing the fishing right. And there are areas where fishing is totally banned.

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HOW MUCH DO THE FISHING LICENCES COST?

Angler's fishing licences for fishing with light hand fishing tackle such as rod:
  • 1 year - DKK 185. Valid 1 year from the day of payment
  • 1 week - DKK 130. Write which period on the licence
  • 1 day - DKK 40. Write which day on the licence
As for day and week licences, you may select a validity day or period different from the day of payment. This day, or start of period for week licences, can be no longer than 30 days after the day of payment. You should write the selected day or period on the licence before starting fishing.

Annual licences are valid from the day of payment or 1 year in continuation of the validity period of the present angler's fishing licence.

Recreational fisherman's licences for fishing with tackle such as nets, traps and hooks cost DKK 300 for 1 year from the day of payment or 1 year in continuation of the validity period of the current fisherman's licence. The recreational fisherman's licence may also be used as an angler's fishing licence.

WHAT IS THE MONEY USED FOR - FISH CARE?

The incomes from sales of fishing licences are spent on fish care through stocking, restoration and similar things in relation to streams and lakes in addition to measures and research of importance to reproduction, growth etc. of the fish stocks. In this way, the fish benefit from the means, and this provides better opportunities for good fishing for anglers, recreational fishermen, sideline fishermen and professional fishermen.

The incomes amount to about DKK 30 million a year. They are managed by the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, The Danish AgriFish Agency, in close collaboration with the Danish Institute for Fisheries Research and the organisations of the fishing industries.

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WHERE CAN I BUY A FISHING LICENCE?

Fisketegn.dk

The easiest and cheapest way to buy your fishing licence is here at www.fisketegn.dk

The post office

You can buy your fishing licence at about 250 post offices and at about 600 post shops in Denmark. It costs DKK 15 extra in postage and charges.

Points of sale

There are about 200 points of sale where you can buy your fishing licence. They are for example tourist offices, angling shops and similar places. Some of the points of sale charge a fee in addition to the price.

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BUY FISHING LICENCE

STEP 1 Select:
  • Angler's fishing licence or Recreational fisherman's licence
You can only buy one type of fishing licence at a time (angler's fishing licence or recreational fisherman's licence). If you wish to buy several types of licences, first you have to finish the purchase in progress and then go back to the opening screen.

STEP 2 As to angler's fishing licence, choose among:
  • Day licence
  • Week licence
  • Annual licence
STEP 3nbsp;Select if you wish a plastic card (voluntary).
The plastic card is of the same size and quality as a credit card. It is easy to bring along, and then you are sure to remember your fishing number. The card costs DKK 15 and will be sent to you within about 14 days after the purchase.

There is no validity period indicated on plastic cards. It is valid as long as the fishing number in question is extended. The start date of the plastic card is the date when the plastic card was bought (the date when paying the DKK 15).

You keep your fishing number, and therefore you do not have to buy a new plastic card when renewing your licence.

STEP 4 Place the selected licences in the shopping basket.
Now you can buy more fishing licences for example for family and friends before going to the payment screen. Remember that each member of a household must have his/her own fishing licence.

STEP 5 Check your purchase - is all the entered information correct?

STEP 6 Confirm your purchase by entering information from your payment card:
  • Card number - found on the front of the card
  • Expiry date - found on the back of the card
  • Control number - the last 3 digits in a number sequence on the back above the magnetic stripe or in the signature field
STEP 7 Print fishing licences:
After completion of payment you can print the fishing licence(s) you bought. The fishing licence contains the fishing number which you must bring with you together with proof of identity when going fishing. If you are checked, you must state the number and show your ID.

The fishing licence may be printed in PDF format* or in simple text format, which can be printed on all types of printers. If there is no printer connected to your computer, you may just make a note of the fishing number.

Select print format, and press "Print". Then a file transfer message is shown on the screen:

Select "Åbn" (Open) after which the fishing licence is displayed on the screen and can be printed out. If you select "Gem" (Save), you may print the licence at a later stage.

* You can download the PDF file by means of the program Acrobat Reader. The program is free of charge and can be downloaded here: http://www.adobe.com/prodindex/acrobat/readstep.html.

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RECEIPT

The information from your payment card is checked. Then DIBS sends a receipt for the purchase transaction to the e-mail address which may be stated together with the other user information. This takes place immediately after the purchase. If no e-mail address is stated, this receipt will not be forwarded.

If there are errors, and the purchase cannot be competed for that reason, you will be informed about the errors. You will also receive guidance on how to correct the errors.

The fishing number is indicated on the fishing licence which you must bring with together with proof of identity when going fishing. When you have the number, you may go fishing.

If you have selected a fishing licence of plastic, it will be sent to the address you stated within about 14 days. It is totally up to you if you wish to buy a plastic card. If you are checked, you just have to state your fishing number and show your ID. If you have stated your CPR number when buying the licence, you can state this instead of the fishing number.

Getting a plastic card is a good idea. It is easy and practical to bring along, and then you are sure to remember your fishing number.

The amount is normally withdrawn from your account on the business day after you have paid.

CHANGE OF PASSWORD

When you have purchased a one-year fishing licence you can subsequently use the fishing licence number as user ID and the postal code as the password if you want to log onto the fishing licence page.

The first time you log on with the postal code as the password, you will be asked to change the password.

The password is changed by selecting "change password" on the blue menu line. Enter the postal code first and then write the new optional password twice. The password is changed when you click on update.

If you change address and thereby postal code, the password/the old postal code will not be automatically changed to the new postal code if you have, at an earlier time, selected to change it to an optional password.

I WISH TO RENEW OR EXTEND MY FISHING LICENCE

If your fishing licence has expired, you may keep the fishing number by renewing the angler's fishing licence or the recreational fisherman's licence. You may also extend it before expiry.

STEP 1 Click on "login" in the menu line

STEP 2 Enter your fishing number

STEP 3 Enter password = your postal code or the password which the postal code has been changed to

STEP 4 A status is shown with your information (address, last payment etc.)

You can now extend your fishing licence. If it has not expired and is an annual licence, you may extend it in direct continuation of the expiry date. As for day and week licences, you may also select a different date which is no later than 30 days from the day when you buy the fishing licence.

You may renew your fishing licence although it has expired. You may do this up to 5 years after it has expired. If you renew the fishing licence, you need not change fishing number.

CHANGE OF ADDRESS

STEP 1 Click on "login" in the menu line

STEP 2 Enter your fishing number

STEP 3 Enter password = your postal code or the password which the postal code has been changed to

STEP 4 A status is shown with your information Select "ret oplysninger" (correct information), and now you can correct the address.

You may also enter your CPR number. Then your address information is updated automatically so that it corresponds to the information in the national register.

PERSONAL INFORMATION

If you buy your fishing licence on fisketegn.dk (fishing licence.dk), we register the following information:
  • First name and last name
  • Address information
  • E-mail address
  • CPR number - if you have stated it
The database of The Danish AgriFish Agency is a secured database. The contents of the database can only be accessed by The Danish AgriFish Agency. Your personal information or part of it will not under any circumstances be passed on to others.

We can also guarantee that your information will not be used for other purposes than your purchase of fishing licences. And your e-mail address will not be used by others for sending you e-mail.

You can update your personal information by clicking on "login" in the menu line and entering your password which is your postal code or the password which the postal code has been changed to. Select "ret oplysninger" (correct information).

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SECURITY WHEN PAYING

The payment system is DIBS (Dansk Internet Betalings System). It is the most widespread payment system in Denmark. It is certified by PBS (Payment Business Systems).

The Danish AgriFish Agency has concluded guarantee agreements with DIBS and PBS. The agreements are your guarantee for the information of your payment card being secured (encrypted).

The Danish AgriFish Agency does not gain access to the information from your payment card. We are only entitled to withdraw the amount which you accept when paying.

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WHICH PAYMENT CARDS CAN I USE?

You may use these payment cards when buying your fishing licence:
  • Dankort
  • VISA/Dankort
  • VISA
  • VISA Electron
  • Eurocard
  • Mastercard
  • JCB

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About The Danish AgriFish Agency

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