Fishing Licence for Individual Angler using River
This Fishing Licence for Individual Angler using River can be used by a landowner to permit an angler to fish in a non-tidal river or stream running through or next to the landowner’s property. The angler must be fishing for private, non-business purposes.
Generally, the owner of land abutting a non-tidal river or stream will own the riverbed and therefore own the fishing rights. If another person owns the land on the other side of the river, each owner will own the riverbed up to the centre line of the water. It may be that fishing rights have been acquired by another person, however, and landowners should check whether this is the case before granting any licence.
This Fishing Licence is suitable for use where the licensee is an individual angler fishing in a river. Please see our alternative templates for use where the licensee is an angling club or for fishing in a lake or pond.
Clause 1 contains definitions.
The Fishing Rights are defined as the right to fish in a particular stretch of river using rod and line. There is an optional right to carry fish away.
The Licensor can use the “Permitted Days” and “Permitted Hours” definitions to specify the times at which the Licensee may exercise the Fishing Rights.
The definitions of Parking Area and River make optional reference to a plan. It is recommended that a plan is included so that the extent of the land being used is clear.
Clause 2 contains the grant of the Licence and the right to use the Parking Area.
Clause 3 contains the Licensee’s covenants. These cover payment of the Licence Fee, exercising the Fishing Rights in accordance with laws and byelaws, and a requirement for the Licensee to maintain public liability insurance.
Clause 4 contains some standard clauses including a requirement for notices to be served in accordance with section 196 of the Law of Property Act 1925. This means that notices should be delivered by hand or sent by recorded or special delivery post. If the notice is sent by recorded or special delivery post, service is deemed to occur at the time at which the letter would “in the ordinary course” be delivered.
Optional phrases / clauses are enclosed in square brackets. These should be read carefully and selected so as to be compatible with one another. Unused options should be removed from the document.
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