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. To obtain a fishing permit please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In order to prove your residency you will need to provide proof of permanent residency (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 charges are as follows:
Visitors Day Permit – £10.50
*Concessions Visitor Day Permit: £5.50
Family Visitor Day Permit – (up to 2 adults and 2 children) – £21
Visitor Season Permit – £27
*Concessions Visitor Season Permit: £16
Matches – a fee of £53 plus £5.50 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’s or a visitor’s permit. Competitors must also hold the Environment Agency Rod Licence (see below).
*Concessions include: Senior – 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.
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.
Further information can be obtained from email@example.com or call 01235 522642.