Its time to buy your fishing license, they run from 1st April to 31st March , There are concessions for juniors, seniors and people with some disabilities. The money goes towards the Environment Agency ( Environment-Agency ) and the upkeep of waterways in the UK.
May sure your always carry your licence “You must always carry your rod licence when you’re fishing or you could be prosecuted.”
The Post Office online here or I think you can still buy them at your PO
You need a fishing rod licence to fish for salmon, trout, freshwater fish, smelt and eel with a rod and line in England (except the River Tweed), Wales and the Border Esk region of Scotland.
Apparently you need an additional licence to fish ay locks or weirs on the River Thames !
Contact the Environment Agency;
Telephone: 03708 506 506
Minicom: 03702 422 549
Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm