Last update 24.06.2019
A special licence is required to fish in waters bordering with Germany.
Such border waters include the Moselle, from Schengen to Wasserbillig; on the Sûre, from Wasserbillig to Wallendorf; and on the Our, from Troisfrontières near Lieler to Wallendorf, including the Vianden Reservoir.
Anyone aged 14 and over who wishes to fish in waters bordering with Germany must be in possession of a fishing licence.
Persons under 14 may fish without a licence under the supervision of a holder of a valid fishing licence.
Category A fishing licences: 15 EUR/year; 10 EUR/month; 5 EUR/week.
Category B fishing licences: 40 EUR/year; 25 EUR/month; 10 EUR/week.
For beneficiaries of a cost-of-living allowance and Class B or C priority and disability cardholders, the price of the category A licence is 10 EUR/year. If asked to produce their licence, they must also be able to provide proof of the allowance.
There are 2 categories of licences.
The category A licence (Moselle, Sûre and Our) authorises the holder to fish from a bank using a handline.
The category B licence (Moselle and Sûre) authorises the holder to fish from a boat, or from a fixed or floating vessel serving the same function, using a handline. Category B licences include the rights granted by category A licences.
A special fishing licence is required to fish at the edge of the Vianden Reservoir. Annual licences are issued by the Société Electrique de l’Our (SEO), 2 Rue Pierre d’Aspelt, L-1142 Luxembourg. From 1 April to 30 November, a two-week tourists’ licence is issued by the Syndicat d’Initiative de Vianden, Maison Victor Hugo.
The licence to fish in waters bordering with Germany can be obtained in just a few minutes on MyGuichet.lu, with or without user authentication (see the “Online Services / Forms” section).
Once the data entered has been validated, the applicant will be asked to “pay and submit” their application. Payment may be made online directly, using a credit card.
Once the applicant’s payment has been received, they will receive their licence in the form of a PDF document, either under the “My messages” tab in their private eSpace on MyGuichet.lu (procedure with authentication), or by email at the address they specified (procedure without authentication).
Fishing licences can also be obtained at the following offices of the Registration Duties, Estates and VAT Authority (Administration de l’enregistrement, des domaines et de la TVA - AED):
If asked to produce the licence, the holder of the licence must be able to provide proof of their identity. If they are fishing on private property, they must also be able to produce a document issued by the holder of the fishing rights, authorising them to fish on their property.