If you want to fish, you will need a fishing licence. This will be issued by the responsible fisheries office upon application, provided that you have passed a state or state-approved fishing examination or there are circumstances which make a fishing examination unnecessary.
If you do not have fishing rights for a particular body of water, you will also require a permit for that body of water from the holder of rights for it or its fishing leaseholder.
Who do I have to contact?
Responsible for the issue of fishing licences or youth fishing licences is:
1. for persons who normally reside in Hesse, the municipal executive body for the municipality in which the applicant has his usual domicile;
2. for persons who normally reside outside Hesse, the municipal executive body for the municipality in which the applicant wants to fish with a hand-held line.