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COVID-19 - Fishing in Wales
Fishing in Wales

Fishing In Wales COVID-19 Guidance

Fishing In Wales COVID-19 Guidance

Coronavirus rules in Wales must be considered by anglers, these are different to England.

Maintaining physical and mental well-being is important, but if you are fishing in Wales please follow and respect the Welsh Government coronavirus regulations and guidanceUpdated  28/01/2022

Wales is in Alert Level ZERO

More information on Covid alert levels here.

Key points for anglers:

– Anglers residing in Wales can travel freely to go fishing. Cross border travel is allowed, so anglers from England can visit Wales to fish and vice versa.

– Residents and visitors can book accommodation, including Self catering, Hotels, B&B’s and Campsites. Indoor hospitality is open, including pubs and restaurants.

– Fisheries run as businesses (classed as outdoor sports facilities) are open. Night fishing is allowed in Wales. Charter boats are classed as ‘outdoor attractions’ and can operate.

– Organised angling competitions, angling club events and activities can take place as usual.

– Welsh tackle shops and fishery facilities are open. Face coverings are still required on public transport and in most indoor public places.

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

Please read Welsh Governments COVID-19 regulations before traveling to Wales here. Please also check Visit Wales latest Coronavirus information which covers travel restrictions 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.