The table below shows the Environment Agency sales figures of rod licences in each of the past five years:
Rod licence sales (£ million)
The rod licence year runs from 1st April to March 31st.
The fees the Environment Agency collects through rod licence sales are spent on providing a fisheries service to fishing licence holders. The Environment Agency’s fisheries functions, for which it has powers to collects licence fees, relate to maintaining, improving and developing salmon, trout, freshwater, and eel fisheries as specified in the Environment Act 1995.