Fishing In Wales COVID-19 Guidance
Coronavirus lock-down rules in Wales must be considered by anglers, these are different to England.
Wales is in Alert Level O.
Further COVID-19 restrictions were eased in Wales on the 7th August 2021. More information here.
Key points for anglers:
– Anglers residing in Wales can travel to go fishing anywhere they wish. Cross border travel is allowed, so anglers from England can visit Wales to fish and vice versa.
– Residents and visitors can now book accommodation of any kind, including Self catering, Hotels, B&B’s and Campsites. Therefore, an angling holiday will be possible. Indoor hospitality has now fully re-opened, including pubs and restaurants. The use of face-coverings by law when indoors is still required, with the exception of hospitality.
– 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 without restriction.
– Please ensure before fishing that the venue, fishery or angling club has decided to re-open and you have acquired appropriate tickets or club membership.
– Angling competitions, angling club events and activities can take place; with unlimited persons indoors and outdoors.
– Welsh tackle shops and fishery facilities are fully open. Face coverings must still be worn as a legal requirement for all indoor retail, with the exception of hospitality premises.
We remind anglers to be mindful of Welsh Government Covid-19 regulations.
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.
The Angling Trust has a dedicated and comprehensive Coronavirus resource hub for angling organisations and individuals. It can be accessed here.