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River and Canal fishing

Canal

Coarse fishing is available on the Exeter Canal between the Canal Office swing bridges and Turf Locks.

A permit must be obtained from Exeter & District Angling Association to fish these areas

River Exe

The river salmon fishing beats have also been passed over to the Exeter & District Angling Association.

There are thirteen salmon fishing beats on the River Exe consisting of approximately 6,580 metres (fishing beats can be seen on this map) which can be fished with a season permit, in conjunction with an Environment Agency rod licence.

A permit must be obtained from Exeter & District Angling Association to fish these areas.

The season lasts from 14 February to 30 September inclusive.

Rod Licence

As an angler it is most important for you to know that anyone aged 13 years or over who fishes for salmon, trout, freshwater fish or eels in England and Wales must have an Environment Agency Rod Fishing Licence.

A rod licence is a statutory requirement (in other words it is required by law) and entitles the licensee to use a rod and line to fish. Rod licences are issued by the Environment Agency. They differ from permits (often referred to as tickets or day tickets) which give permission to fish a particular water or waters and are issued by fishery owners, angling clubs and so on.

Rod licences can be purchased from any Post Office in England and Wales, or by phone 0344 800 5386

Application and conditions of use forms attached.

When this content has been updated

Last updated 20 April 2020