Fishing licenses information’s

Frequently asked questions about sport fishing at sea in Croatia

1. Where can I buy license for sport fisheries at sea in Croatia?

Licenses can be order and bought at our official web pages www.sub.hr after the payment was made. Our club Is authorized dealers by Directorate of fisheries and Croatian association for sport fisheries at sea.

2. What should I do if I bought the wrong license or entered wrong data?

In case of buying wrong fisheries license, one should contact us and we’re going to solve the problem as soon as possible.

3. How can I obtain a license if I buy it online?

After completing a procedure of buying the license, confirmation of purchase and license number will be sent by e-mail.

4. What kind of fisheries gear and equipment can be used by sport fisheries license owners?

License type: permitted gear type – quantity

Sport fisheries license for sea valid for 1, 3, 7 or 30 days:

Different kind of hook lines and rods for fish and cephalopods – 2 pcs.

Troll lines with ripping hooks for catching cephalopods – 2 pcs.

Speargun – 2 pcs.

Annual licenses for sport fisheries at sea:

Different kind of hook lines and rods for fish and cephalopods – 2 pcs.

Troll lines with ripping hooks for catching cephalopods – 2 pcs.

Speargun – 2 pcs.

Gigging spear – 1 pcs.

Beach worms trap – 2 pcs.

Artificial light – One source of artificial light  up  to  400  CD power in gigging and catching cephalopods with troll lines with ripping hooks.

Annual license for bottom longline:

Bottom longline – One  or  more  longline with up to 100 hooks.

5. Who is allowed to buy an annual license for recreational or sport fisheries at sea?

Anyone can buy an Annual licences for recreational fisheries at sea. As for sport fisheries annual license, one should buy membership card of our club as is member of Croatian Federation for Sport fisheries at sea. (HSSRM).

6. During which period an annual license is valid?

An annual license for sporting fisheries is valid only for calendar year in which it is bought, no matter when it is bought.

7. Are children obliged to buy a license?

Children up to 14 years old can use one hook or one troll line without purchasing a recreational fisheries license.

8. Are children allowed to take part in sport fisheries?

They are allowed as long as they are not using a speargun. License is not valid for sporting fisheries while using a speargun for citizens up to 16 years.

9. How can I buy the license for a bottom longline fishing?

Purchasing a license for a bottom longline fishing is allowed only by annual license holders.

10. Is it allowed to catch tuna fish when owning a sport license?

It is not allowed with sport license, but it is possible to buy a special license for sport fishery of tuna, swordfish and Mediterranean spearfish which allows catching of tuna fish. License owners are, though, obliged to set fish free before taking it ashore. In sport fishery of tuna, swordfish and Mediterranean spearfish it is allowed to retain only one specimen of swordfish or Mediterranean spearfish daily per each license. Caught tuna must be released before pulling on board of the vessel. Licenses for recreational fishery of tuna, swordfish and Mediterranean spearfish are valid as general licenses for sport fishery as well, for the period for which they are issued.

11. Which area licenses for sport fisheries cover?

After buying license, owner is allowed to fish anywhere in Croatian part of Adriatic, except in territories regulated by special regulations, like national parks, nature parks, mari culture areas, ports, river mouths and beaches and bathing places from May, 1st to October, 1st.

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