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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 lock-down 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 07/08/2021

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.

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.