immac

Senior Member Has-Been
Fishing Licence
Finally gave up on my boycott of fishing in protest against licence cost in Turkey and went to get my licence yesterday.
My Turkish friend, with me to translate, was told if he wanted one he could have it right away for 15 TL. I, being foreign, had a different procedure and cost.

Bureaucracy as only Turkey can do it: I needed copy of passport, copy of Residence Permit, 2 photos and 150 TL. Also, it then has to go to Muğla for official approval, so I might get it next week.

If anyone wants to get one (in Fethiye) the office has moved from centrum. Down seaside road and turn right after Flamingo Restaurant (old Yakamoz). 100 metre up on the left is a government building standing on it`s own. Inside, ground floor office on left.

Ian
 
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yalimart

The Carnwath Massive
Fishing Licence
are we talking about fishing off the beach or course fishing ?

martin
 

Philogic

Member
Fishing Licence
Hi Ian, you mention that you had to take your residence permit [along with the others] does this mean only residence permit holders are allowed to fish? I do a lot of fly fishing for trout and greyling here in Wales. Seems to me that the Turkish authorities are stifling angling as a tourist money maker.' there is plenty of fish-able water around. Just look at the angling opportunities in France, Spain, Russia, Slovenia and Croatia.
 

immac

Senior Member Has-Been
Fishing Licence
No, I don´t think it was necessary to have Res Permit, but because they could have it they insisted on it.
If you think about it, it is more complicated to get a fishing licence than it is to get into Turkey.
They really don´t have a clue so far as fishing tourism. Why would a tourist pay all that money for a two year licence then have to wait a week to get a silly bit of paper.

It really is a silly, expensive process.

Ian
 

johngood

Member
Fishing Licence
I go beach fishing. all the Turkish who go with me do not have a licence.I have been told if you go out with your boat then you do.then again we where told last year in Kusadasi that a licence will be coming in. and was 25tl. can we get to no.
 

immac

Senior Member Has-Been
Fishing Licence
The law is clear. Any fishing, of any type, from boat or land, sea or fresh water, needs a licence.

If you are challenged your equipment can be confiscated. I have hundreds of pounds worth of gear, which I don´t want to take a chance on.

The law is here:
Koruma ve Kontrol Genel Müdürlüðü

Ian
 

thingthong

Member
Fishing Licence
Mind you at the end of the day a license fee is nothing new,we have them in most european countries.But i do agree 150 is over the top.
 

janA

Member
Fishing Licence
(Amendment of paragraph seven by Law No. 3288)

Turkish citizens and foreigners who will catch fish for non-commercial or sportive purposes with small scale gears in the areas where fishing is not prohibited are not obliged to get a fishing licence. The matters concerning the methods and principles of this type of fishing are arranged by a regulation.

am i reading this wrong as my husband has been fishing in our area for the last 3 years with both Turkish and European friends and he has never had a licence
 

immac

Senior Member Has-Been
Fishing Licence
JanA. Interesting, but what is the source of this information, please?

Ian
 

immac

Senior Member Has-Been
Fishing Licence
Look at the date. That is the old law back to 1971.

New law - 2007 -means you need a licence.

Ian
 

janA

Member
Fishing Licence
JanA. Interesting, but what is the source of this information, please?

Ian

It was in the law that you posted earlier today
fishery laws 1380
Amendment of paragraph seven bylaw no 3288
 
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immac

Senior Member Has-Been
Fishing Licence
It was in the law that you posted earlier today
fishery laws 1380
Amendment of paragraph seven bylaw no 3288
Yes, but where is the bylaw no 3288? Where have you seen this - you might save us all a lot of cash.

The new regulations which I posted earlier are amended regulations to the original 1380 law. It all hinges on the date of the amendment you are quoting - if it is after Oct 2007 then it is relevant, otherwise it is the old law and is not current.

Ian
 

ICF

Member
Fishing Licence
Having read all the above posts I decided to email the Turkish Culture & Tourism Office in London this is my email and the reply.

Please could you tell me if I would need a fishing license to go sea fishing from the shore as a tourist in Yalikavak.



You can fish from the shore in Yalikavak without a license. However you can not sell it.



Regards

Turkish Tourist Office
 
Fishing Licence
Hi Ian

Thanks for letting us know, I have been fishing from the boat and beach, will get one now, just incase I am stopped and asked for one
 

ICF

Member
Fishing Licence
Re: Fishing License

I challenged the Turkish tourists office reply in my first post telling them to read this forum.They have now changed their advice.See Below


"We just contacted to the Bodrum tourist office. They say that there is a fishing certificate for Turkish citizens however not for foreigners. Thus you need to join one of the fishing specialist travel agencies in Yalikavak."



Kind regards

Turkish Tourist Office
 

Stan Smith

Stan Smith
Fishing Licence
I have just visited Mugla and obtained my yabanci fishing licence. The cost (for two years) was 75TL and I needed a copy of my residency & passport for their records plus you had to present the originals on the day. The whole process took 15 minutes and the staff were really helpful, welcoming and the whole procedure was painless.
 

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