The Council issues permits to fish the River Thames at Abingdon-on-Thames during the fishing season from 16 June to 14 March each year.
Fishing permits are free for Abingdon’s permanent residents who must carry their permit at all times when fishing. The easiest way to obtain a permit is to visit our information centre on Bridge Street (OX14 3HU) but you can also email email@example.com.
You will need to provide proof of permanent residence in Abingdon (driving licence, council tax).
If you are not eligible for a free local fishing permit, we are still pleased to offer you a day visitor or season ticket which you are able to pay for by bank transfer. The rates are below.
Visitors – £10.50
*Visitor Concessions day permit: £5.75
Family Visitor Day Permit – (up to 2 adults and 2 children) – £21.50
Visitor Season Permit – £27.50
*Visitor Concessions Season Permit: £16.25
- Senior – aged 60 years and over;
- Child 5-16 years of age. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied at all times by an adult who has a valid permit and rod licence.
If you visit our information centre to pay for your permit, please bring exact money as we are unable to give change.
A fee of £55 plus £5.75 per peg is payable.
Matches must be booked with the Council and no more than 30 pegs are allowed without prior agreement. Each competitor must also have one of the permits listed above valid on the day of the match i.e. a resident or a visitor’s permit. Competitors must also hold the Environment Agency rod licence (see below).
All anglers should also have an Environment Agency valid rod licence which can be obtained online at www.environment-agency.gov.uk/rodlicence or at any Post Office in England and Wales or call 0844 800 5386.
You should always carry your Abingdon permit/visitor/season ticket as well as your rod licence and proof of home address when you are fishing the Abingdon Fisheries as our Water Keeper may ask you to produce this documentation.