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.
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.
Inland waters are classified into 2 categories:
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.
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.
Inland fishing licences can be obtained online 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.