Fishing licences go digital – GOV.UK

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The Setting Company switches to digital licences to fulfill altering buyer demand and cut back environmental affect.
An angler having fun with fishing in a river
Anglers are being inspired to purchase a digital fishing licence because the Setting Company as we speak (15 December) declares it should not be potential to purchase a licence from the Put up Workplace from 16 January 2023.
The licences, that are a authorized requirement for anybody who desires to fish with a rod and line in freshwater, have been obtainable over-the-counter from the Put up Workplace for the reason that early Nineteen Nineties.
Nevertheless, the newest knowledge from the Setting Company reveals that over the past decade gross sales of fishing licences on the Put up Workplace have declined, with nearly 90% of anglers already shopping for their fishing licence on-line.
Fishing is a unbelievable method for folks to benefit from the outdoor and spend time in our fantastic pure surroundings; and I encourage anybody who hasn’t already to offer fishing a go.
In addition to being environmentally pleasant, transferring to digital licences means we are going to launch cash to spend on sustaining, enhancing and growing fisheries throughout the nation.
The transition to digital licences displays altering buyer demand, whereas going paperless will cut back environmental affect and assist the Setting Company progress its carbon internet zero targets. The cash saved from printing and administration prices will likely be reinvested again into the fisheries service.
For members of the general public who wouldn’t have easy accessibility to digital providers, the Setting Company will likely be boosting their cellphone gross sales service and offering digital help by means of skilled buyer contact centre workers. The service has been made simpler for patrons to purchase fishing licences on behalf of relations or associates.
Anglers should buy their fishing licence by way of the EA’s 24/7 on-line rod licensing service, or by name the EA’s cellphone gross sales service on 0344 800 5386, Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm (besides public holidays). There’ll nonetheless be an choice to request a paper licence if desired.
All revenue from fishing licence gross sales is straight reinvested to assist the very important work of the Setting Company to enhance and develop fisheries throughout the nation.
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