Environment, Climate, Energy and Agriculture Authority

Permission to fish from a boat on the Elbe (only Hamburg area)

Would you like to get a boat fishing license?

Important notes


via email digital copies of:

  • valid fishing license
  • ID card or passport

Documents required

Valid fishing license and valid ID card or passport.

Please note

The permit is limited to one calendar year .


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Procedure & Fees


The documents mentioned by email ( ) or
Personal appearance at Hamburg Fishing Center, Entenwerder 10 .

Processing time



The fee is currently EUR 31 (as of January 1st, 2023). It cannot be paid in cash, but by EC card or it will be invoiced in a separate letter.

Payment methods available

  • Girocard
  • SEPA transfer

Legal notes

Legal remedies

If the application is refused, an objection can be made within one month of receipt of the decision.

Legal basis

Section 42, Paragraph 1, Item 2 Port Traffic Regulations (HVO)

Downloads & Links

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Service description

Boat fishing license for the Elbe and the Hamburg port area.

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Address and contact information


Environment, Climate, Energy and Agriculture Authority
Neuenfelder Straße 19 21109 Hamburg

Opening hours

Mon, Wed and Fri 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tue and Thu 10 a.m. to 6 p.m

Facility info

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We have a limited number of customer parking spaces. To reserve a parking space, please contact our receptionist by e-mail at or by telephone on +49 40 428 40 - 50 50. Our working hours are: Monday to Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m , Friday from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. If you would like to speak to us in person, please come to our customer service point in Hamburg-Rothenburgsort, Entenwerder 10, during the stated opening times.

Public transport

S3/S31 Wilhelmsburg, Bus 13/151/152/154/156//155/252 Inselpark

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