A recreational fishing licence is required in South Africa if you wish to fish for recreation, meaning not for commercial purposes. The application process is simple and can be done online. In this blog post, we will provide a step-by-step guide on how to apply for a recreational fishing licence in South Africa.
How to get a fishing licence in South Africa
All South African citizens over the age of 16 are required to have a valid fishing licence in order to fish recreationally. A temporary licence may be obtained from any post office, while a permanent one must be applied for from the Department of Environmental Affairs.
The following documents are required when applying for a fishing licence:
-A completed application form
-Two recent passport photographs
– proof of identification (e.g. passport or ID card)
– payment for the licence fee
The different types of fishing licences
There are different types of fishing licences available in South Africa, depending on the type of fishing you want to do. Here is a breakdown of the different types of licences:
1. The Day Visitor Licence: This licence allows you to fish for one day only at a particular dam or lake. It costs R50 per person, and you can buy it at the dam or lake where you’ll be fishing.
2. The Season Licence: This licence allows you to fish for an entire season at a particular dam or lake. It costs R200 per person, and you can buy it from any authorised fishing tackle dealer.
3. The Annual Licence: This licence allows you to fish for 365 days at any dam or lake in South Africa. It costs R600 per person, and you can buy it from any authorised fishing tackle dealer.
4. The Senior Citizen’s Licence: This licence is free of charge for senior citizens aged 60 years and older. You can get it from any authorised fishing tackle dealer.
5. The War Veteran’s Licence: This licence is free of charge for war veterans with a valid ID card issued by the Department of Defence. You can get it from any authorised fishing tackle dealer
What you need to know before you apply for a licence
In order to apply for a recreational fishing license in South Africa, there are a few things you need to know. First, you need to be over the age of 16. If you are under the age of 16, you will need to have a parent or guardian co-sign your application. Second, you will need to provide proof of residency in South Africa. This can be done by providing a copy of your ID document, passport, or permanent resident card. Third, you will need to pay the application fee. The fee is currently R50 for a one-year license or R100 for a three-year license. Fourth, you will need to submit a recent photo of yourself along with your application form. Once your application has been processed and approved, you will receive your license in the mail.
How much does a fishing licence cost?
The cost of a fishing licence in South Africa varies depending on the type of licence required and the period of validity. A temporary licence, valid for a maximum of 14 days, costs R70 for adults and R35 for children under the age of 16 years. A annual licence costs R265 for adults and R132.50 for children under 16 years. For seniors (60 years and older) and students (with valid student ID), the cost is R132.50 per year. Licences can be purchased at any post office or online through the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries website.
Where to get a fishing licence
Before you can start fishing in South Africa, you must obtain a valid fishing licence. A recreational fishing licence allows you to fish for personal enjoyment and consumption.
You can apply for a recreational fishing licence at any post office or authorised retailer in South Africa. The cost of a licence varies depending on the type of licence, the duration of the licence, and your age.
A temporary recreational fishing licence is valid for 24 hours and costs R50. A one-day recreational fishing licence is valid for one calendar day and costs R100. A seven-day recreational fishing licence is valid for seven consecutive days and costs R200. An annual recreational fishing licence is valid for one year from the date of issue and costs R400.
Seniors aged 60 years or older can apply for a free annual senior citizens’ recreation fishing licence. You will need to provide proof of age when applying for this licence.
If you are under the age of 16, you do not need a recreational fishing licence but must be supervised by a person who holds a valid licence.
If you’re looking to go fishing in South Africa, you’ll need to get a recreational fishing licence. You can easily apply for one online by filling out this form. Just make sure you have all the required information and documents ready before starting the application process. Once you submit your form, you should receive your licence within a few weeks.