Obtaining an inland fishing licence

A licence is required if you want to fish in the inland waters of Luxembourg.

Different categories of licences are available depending on where you want to fish and how long the licence is valid for.

Who is concerned

Anyone aged 14 or over who wishes to fish in Luxembourg’s inland waters must be in possession of a fishing licence.

Persons under 14 may fish in Luxembourg's inland waters provided they use a single handline. Angling and fly fishing are also permitted.

Minors may fish without a licence.


Ordinary licences: 18 EUR/year, 4 EUR/month.

Special type-A licences: 30 EUR/year, 6 EUR/month.

Special type-B licences: 40 EUR/year, 8 EUR/month.

How to proceed

Inland water categories

Inland waters are classified into 2 categories:

  • category-1 waters are navigable and floatable waters in which the fishing rights belong to the State (public waters). These include the waters of the Sûre running along the course of the retaining wall of the Esch-sur-Sûre dam located upstream of this locality, and from the old Ettelbruck bridge to the mouth of the Our in Wallendorf;
  • category-2 waters are non-navigable, non-floatable rivers (leased waters) in which the fishing rights belong to shoreline landowners. This category includes the waters of the Sûre running from the area located upstream of the retaining walls of the Esch-sur-Sûre dam to the Belgian border, and downstream of the retaining walls to the old Ettelbruck bridge, and any other inland waters. Fishing in these private waters is prohibited without the written authorisation of the tenant of the fishing zone.

Furthermore, pond fishing is authorised without a licence, but for a fee, in Boulaide, Clemency, Clervaux / Reuler, Erpeldange / Ettelbruck, Fischbach / Mersch, Lamadelaine, Kockelscheuer, Olingen, Pétange, Pratz, Redange-sur-Attert and Remerschen.

The same conditions apply to the Echternach and Weiswampach lakes, and to the Gander River, in the Mondorf-les-Bains park.

Licence categories

An ordinary licence allows holders to fish in category-2 waters if they hold the fishing rights or have permission from the holder of the fishing rights.

The special type-A licence, in addition to the rights conferred by the ordinary licence, allows holders to fish in category-1 waters from the bank.

The special type-B licence, in addition to the rights conferred by the ordinary licence and the special type-A licence, allows the holder to fish in category-1 waters from a boat.

Submitting the application

Inland fishing licences can be obtained online on MyGuichet.lu, with or without user authentication (see the “Online Services / Forms” section).

The application can also be submitted via the MyGuichet.lu mobile app. In order to do so, applicants must:

Applicants must:

  • identify themselves;
  • select either “inland waters” or “border 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):

  • Civil Registry Office 2 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.

Forms / Online services

Apply 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.

Demander un 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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Ihre in diesem Formular erfassten personenbezogenen Informationen werden von der zuständigen Verwaltungsbehörde verarbeitet, um Ihren Antrag erfolgreich abzuschließen.

Diese Informationen werden von der Behörde für den zur Verarbeitung erforderlichen Zeitraum gespeichert.

Die Empfänger Ihrer Daten sind die im Rahmen Ihres Antrags zuständigen Verwaltungsbehörden. Um die Empfänger der in diesem Formular erfassten Daten zu erfahren, wenden Sie sich bitte an die für Ihren Antrag zuständige Behörde.

Gemäß der Verordnung (EU) 2016/679 zum Schutz natürlicher Personen bei der Verarbeitung personenbezogener Daten und zum freien Datenverkehr haben Sie das Recht auf Zugang, Berichtigung und gegebenenfalls Löschung Ihrer personenbezogenen Informationen. Sie haben zudem das Recht, Ihre erteilte Einwilligung jederzeit zu widerrufen.

Weiterhin können Sie, außer in Fällen, in denen die Verarbeitung Ihrer Daten verpflichtend ist, Widerspruch einlegen, wenn dieser rechtmäßig begründet ist.

Wenn Sie diese Rechte ausüben und/oder Einsicht in Ihre Informationen nehmen möchten, können Sie sich unter den im Formular angegebenen Kontaktdaten an die zuständige Verwaltungsbehörde wenden. Sie haben außerdem die Möglichkeit, bei der Nationalen Kommission für den Datenschutz Beschwerde einzulegen (Commission nationale pour la protection des données, 15, boulevard du Jazz L-4370 Belvaux).

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Who to contact

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  • Registration Duties, Estates and VAT Authority
    Luxembourg Civil Registry Office 2
    308, route d’Esch
    L-1471 Luxembourg
    Postal address :
    308, route d’Esch - L-2010 Luxembourg
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