Obtaining a licence to fish in waters bordering with Germany

A special licence is required to fish in waters bordering with Germany.

These border waters are:

  • the Moselle from Schengen to Wasserbillig;
  • the Sûre from Wasserbillig to Wallendorf;
  • the Our from the tri-border area near Lieler to Wallendorf, including the Vianden reservoir.

Who is concerned

Anyone aged 14 and over who wishes to fish in waters bordering with Germany must be in possession of a fishing licence.

Anyone under 14 may fish without a licence under the supervision of a person who holds 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 present their licence, they must also be able to provide proof of the allowance.

How to proceed

Categories of licences

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.

Submitting the application

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).

Applicants must:

  • identify themselves;
  • select either “border waters” or “inland waters”;
  • select the licence type;
  • select a duration (one month or one year);
  • specify the date from which the licence is to run (up to one year after the application date).

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):

  • Fines and Collection Office;
  • Second Civil Registry Office Luxembourg;
  • Civil Registry Office Grevenmacher;
  • Civil Registry Office Diekirch;
  • Civil Registry Office Esch-sur-Alzette.

If asked to present 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 present a document issued by the holder of the fishing rights, authorising them to fish on their property.

Good to know

Fishing in the Sûre and the Our, is allowed with a single hand-held fishing rod only. With respect to fishing in the Moselle, 2 hand-held fishing rods may be used. The fishing rods must not be left alone during fishing and must remain under the continuous supervision of the angler.

Forms / Online services

Applying for a fishing licence

To complete your application, the information about you collected from this form needs to be processed by the public administration concerned.

That information is kept by the administration in question for as long as it is required to achieve the purpose of the processing operation(s).

Your data will be shared with other public administrations that are necessary for the processing of your application. For details on which departments will have access to the data on this form, please contact the public administration you are filing your application with.

Under the terms of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, you have the right to access, rectify or, where applicable, remove any information relating to you. You are also entitled to withdraw your consent at any time.

Additionally, unless the processing of your personal data is compulsory, you may, with legitimate reasons, oppose the processing of such data.

If you wish to exercise these rights and/or obtain a record of the information held about you, please contact the administration in question using the contact details provided on the form. You are also entitled to file a claim with the National Commission for Data Protection (Commission nationale pour la protection des données), headquartered at 15, boulevard du Jazz L-4370 Belvaux.

By submitting your application, you agree that your personal data may be processed as part of the application process.

Demande de permis de pêche

Les informations qui vous concernent recueillies sur ce formulaire font l’objet d’un traitement par l’administration concernée afin de mener à bien votre demande.

Ces informations sont conservées pour la durée nécessaire par l’administration à la réalisation de la finalité du traitement

Les destinataires de vos données sont les administrations compétentes dans le cadre du traitement de votre demande. Veuillez-vous adresser à l’administration concernée par votre demande pour connaître les destinataires des données figurant sur ce formulaire. Conformément au règlement (UE) 2016/679 relatif à la protection des personnes physiques à l'égard du traitement des données à caractère personnel et à la libre circulation de ces données, vous bénéficiez d’un droit d’accès, de rectification et le cas échéant d’effacement des informations vous concernant. Vous disposez également du droit de retirer votre consentement à tout moment.

En outre et excepté le cas où le traitement de vos données présente un caractère obligatoire, vous pouvez, pour des motifs légitimes, vous y opposer.

Si vous souhaitez exercer ces droits et/ou obtenir communication de vos informations, veuillez-vous adresser à l’administration concernée suivant les coordonnées indiquées dans le formulaire. Vous avez également la possibilité d’introduire une réclamation auprès de la Commission nationale pour la protection des données ayant son siège à 15, boulevard du Jazz L-4370 Belvaux.

En poursuivant votre démarche, vous acceptez que vos données personnelles soient traitées dans le cadre de votre demande.

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