Covid19 guidance on fishing in Wales

Members should familiarise themselves with the guidance in Wales issued by the Welsh Assembly and Natural Resources Wales.

Please note: This information is correct at the time of publication. Whilst we will endeavour to keep this page up to date, you must satisfy yourself that the information provided is the latest available.

The message in Wales is not dissimilar to England in essence it is:

Stay local and keep Wales safe:

  • always observe social distancing (also known as physical distancing) – stay 2 metres (3 steps) away from others, indoors and outdoors
  • wash your hands regularly
  • if you are meeting one other household, stay outdoors and stay local
  • work from home if you can

Stay at home if you or anyone you live with has symptoms.

The law on what you can and cannot do during the corona virus pandemic is not the same in Wales and England. Some guidance on the differences can be found here: FAQs and detailed guidance on the Welsh regulations. These advise what you can and can’t do, and are regularly reviewed.


In response to the corona virus pandemic Natural Resources Wales have provided the following information in a statement regarding angling in Wales

Welsh Government allow angling in Wales as part of your daily exercise.
You should:

If you have any concerns over illegal fishing please report this to us on 0300 065 3000 so it can be investigated.