There are various kinds of shore fishing licences for pensioners, depending on where you’re fishing in Spain. Each autonomous government of the different regions has different rules. Unfortunately, where we are based, the Canary Islands, there isn’t any special treatment for senior citizens. We are currently checking all the regions to make a full list of where pensioners are treated fairly. There are 3 types of fees:
- Regular Fee: Pensioners are treated just as everyone else. Regions where this happens: Canary Islands
- Free: Anyone over 65 years is entitled to these. Applicants must show up in person, at the fishing offices. Regions where they treat pensioners great: Balearic Islands
- Lifetime: The difference between “free” and “lifetime” licences is that the “lifetime” ones need a one time payment. Regions where this happens: Comunidad Valenciana, where you have to be at least 60 years old, and apply in person. In Murcia, you need to be over 65 years old, to get this type of licence.
Once a pensioner gets his free licence, he can fish all along the Spanish coastline, as long as the rules and regulations of each area are followed (fishing areas, minimum fish sizes, banned species, maximum weight of all you can fish in a day, etc.).