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Fishing in Wales

Fishing In Wales COVID-19 Guidance

Fishing In Wales COVID-19 Guidance

Coronavirus lock-down rules in Wales remain different to the guidance in England with stricter restrictions in place.

Maintaining physical and mental well-being is important, but if you are fishing in Wales please follow the Welsh Government guidelines about social distancing.


Can people based in Wales travel as far as they like to go fishing within Wales ?

– Yes, anglers based in Wales have been able to travel to fish without any restriction from 6th July.

Can people based in Wales now travel to England to fish ?

– People in Wales will be able to travel to England to fish.

Can people based in England now travel to Wales to fish for the day ?

– People in England can travel to Wales to fish with no travel restrictions.

Can people based in England come to Wales for a fishing holiday ?

– Yes, this will be possible, self catering accommodation re-opened from the 13th July. This does not currently cover camping.

Visit Wales have produced specific COVID-19 guidance for visitors intending to holiday in Wales. More information here.

Is night fishing allowed in Wales ?

– Night fishing is allowed in Wales – however you must ensure you are actively fishing, if you stop fishing and stay overnight this would not be considered in line with the restrictions and classed as camping.

Is charter boat fishing allowed in Wales ?

– If permitted to operate by the local port/harbour authority, Charter boat fishing is allowed in Wales subject to Welsh Government COVID-19 regulations. 2m Social distancing rule must be apply and the number of households that can meet outdoors is a maximum of two. More information here.

Can angling competitions take place in Wales?

– Yes as of 13th July, fishing competitions are able to take place in Wales, as long as social distancing is adhered to with no more than 30 participants.

We remind visiting anglers to be mindful of Welsh Government Covid-19 regulations.

Please read Visit Wales latest Coronavirus information for visitors before travelling to Wales.

We would urge anyone that has any concerns over their own health to use the NHS Coronavirus Symptom Checker.

If you have any questions relating to Coronavirus (COVID-19) visit the Public Health Wales website.

Further COVID-19 information from Welsh Government and UK Government is updated on a regular basis.

The Angling Trust has a dedicated and comprehensive Coronavirus resource hub for angling organisations and individuals. It can be accessed here.

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