In both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, licences are required for salmon and sea trout fishing.
Sea fishing for marine sport fish does not require a licence.
While no licence is needed for trout, pike and coarse species in the Republic of Ireland, a rod licence is required in Northern Ireland. On a number of trout and coarse fisheries, a local permit may also be required.
There are currently conservation laws governing salmon, sea trout, brown trout, sea bass and pike. However, new conservation measures may be implemented at any time.