Where Can I Get a Fishing License In South Africa

What is a Fishing License?

A fishing license, fishing licence, or fishing permit is an administrative or legal mechanism employed by state and local governments to regulate fishing activities within their administrative areas.

Where Can I Get a Fishing License In South Africa?

Annual and temporary permits can be purchased from the Department of Forestry, Fisheries, and the Environment.

Costs vary depending on the type of fishing permit you’d like to purchase. Marine fishing licenses can also be applied for and purchased from any Post Office in the province.

How do I get a fishing permit in South Africa?

Apply online for your monthly and annual fishing permits!

“Applicants will be able to choose the type of e-permit they require, select the period of validity, process payments and download the permit,” says Minister Barbara Creecy. Post Office permits are still available.

At what age do you need a fishing license in South Africa?

South Africa Fishing Regulations

Any angler over the age of 6 needs a licence to fish in freshwater and, if you’re over 12, you’ll need one for saltwater. These are separate licences, despite the similar prices.

Can I buy a fishing permit online in South Africa?

The Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE)’s online recreational fishing permit application solution is now live and recreational fishers can immediately start using the platform to apply for their monthly and annual recreational fishing permits.

Do you need a permit to sell fish in South Africa?

Note: No person may engage in commercial fishing without a permit.