How to Get a Sea Fishing License in Portugal Online for Foreigners: Complete Guide and Requirements

How to Get a Sea Fishing License in Portugal Online for Foreigners: Complete Guide and Requirements

How to Get a Sea Fishing License in Portugal Online for Foreigners: Complete Guide and Requirements

If you’re a non-Portuguese resident who wants to fish from the seashore in Portugal, you can obtain a sea fishing license online through www.Bmar.pt. Here’s what you need to know:

What is a “Licença de pesca lúdica apeada” in Portugal?

If you’re planning on fishing from the seashore in Portugal, it’s essential to obtain a “Licença de pesca lúdica apeada.” This license allows you to fish recreationally from the seashore and is required by law. Without this license, you won’t be able to legally fish from the seashore in Portugal, and you may face fines or other penalties if caught doing so. Therefore, it’s crucial to obtain this license before embarking on any fishing expeditions along the coast of Portugal.

Steps to follow and documents needed:

  1. Visit the Bmar.pt website.
  2. Click on “Sign Up” in the upper right corner of the homepage to create a new profile.
  3. Fill out the required fields with your personal information and create a password.
  4. Confirm your registration by clicking on the verification link sent to your email address.
  5. Log in to your Bmar.pt account.
  6. Click on “Licenses” in the main menu.
  7. Select “Sea Fishing License” from the drop-down menu.
  8. Choose the type of license you want (daily, monthly, or annual) and click on “Add to cart.”
  9. Provide your personal information, including your name, nationality, and ID or passport number.
  10. Make the payment using a valid credit or debit card.
  11. Once the payment is confirmed, you’ll receive an email with your license.

Price:

When it comes to obtaining a sea fishing license in Portugal, it’s important to be aware of the associated costs. If you’re planning to obtain a license from Bmar.pt, you would need a VAT number, without one you would not be able to finalise the process. Your VAT number is your international tax number, trying to use another number would not work.

Specifically, a sea fishing license from Bmar.pt costs just 2 euros for one day, 4 euros for one month, and 8 euros for one year. This means that you can fish to your heart’s content without breaking the bank. Additionally, it’s worth noting that the process of obtaining a license through Bmar.pt is straightforward, making it easy to get started with your fishing adventure in Portugal. Please, note that Bmar may take up to a week to arrange the license, so we recommend contacting them at least two weeks in advance. However, if you are short on time, we can assist you in arranging the license within 24 hours on weekdays and within 48 hours on weekends.

Requirement to get your fishing licence in Portugal:

To obtain a license, you must be at least 16 years old and provide a valid ID or passport and a VAT number. If you don’t have a VAT number, you can send us and e-mail or a WhatsApp +351910853534 and we will help you to get your fishing licence.

Different time frames:

When it comes to obtaining a sea fishing license in Portugal, it’s important to be aware of the different options available. Specifically, the license’s validity period varies depending on the type of license you choose.

For those who only plan on fishing for a day, the daily license is a great option. As the name suggests, it’s valid for one day only. Alternatively, if you plan to fish regularly throughout a month, the monthly license is a good choice as it is valid for one month.

For those who are truly passionate about fishing or plan on spending an extended period of time in Portugal, the annual license is the way to go. This license is valid for an entire year, allowing you to fish to your heart’s content whenever you like.

How to pay your fishing licence:

You can pay for your sea fishing license from Bmar.pt using a valid credit or debit card.

Fishes minimum sizes and seasons:

To ensure sustainable fishing practices, Portugal has minimum sizes and seasons for certain fish species. You can find a list of minimum sizes for fish catches in Portugal on the DGRM website, and a list of fishing restricted periods. Remember that it is important to follow this regulation so the marine life is safe and you can keep Fishing licence in Portugal.

Fishing in Portugal with your brand new fishing licence:

Fishing in Portugal is a popular activity that provides a fun and rewarding experience for anglers of all levels. Not only does the country have a long coastline with many great spots for fishing, but it also boasts a diverse range of fish species to catch, such as sea bass, sea bream, mackerel, and sardines.

Furthermore, fishing in Portugal offers more than just the thrill of the catch. It’s a great way to immerse yourself in the stunning natural scenery and enjoy the fresh sea air. Whether you’re a seasoned angler looking for a challenge or a beginner hoping to learn the ropes, fishing in Portugal is definitely worth a try. If you want to get the best profit of your Fishing licence in Portugal or you want to learn more about fishing from the shore and the Portuguese way of fishing, we recommend you to book a RockFishing experience by clicking here.

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80 Comments

  • by Dave Posted August 23, 2023 8:42 am

    Following your instructions to obtain a beach fishing licence whatever password we create following the sites instructions none are acceptable, it just goes back to password! It is so frustrating can you help please

    • by RockandReel Posted August 23, 2023 8:09 pm

      I am sorry to hear that. I can help you to get the licence. Please, drop me an email. Have a good day

      • by Mark Williams Posted February 26, 2024 6:12 pm

        Hi, I wonder if you could assist me in obtaining a sea fishing license for Portugal please? I have completed the application on Bmar but have not received an email. I would be ever so grateful and willing to pay for your services.
        Many thanks, Mark.

        • by RockandReel Posted February 27, 2024 8:21 am

          Hello Mark, thanks for your message. I have send you and email with a possible solution. Have a great day.

  • by Steve Posted August 24, 2023 8:06 am

    Just wondering on the BMar website sign up page it asks for a vat number which is a requirement to sign up . I know what this is can you help me please

    • by RockandReel Posted August 24, 2023 9:12 am

      I beleive that they are updating the website at the moment, because a lot of people are having problems with it. I am going to send you an email, with more details. Have a good day.

      • by Miro Posted November 1, 2023 5:19 pm

        Hello, I had the same problem. I tried to register for a licence and because it was asking for VAT number I can not register. Can you help me please

        • by RockandReel Posted November 2, 2023 10:28 am

          Hello Miro, I have send you a possible solution by email, in case you dont have a VAT number. Tight lines.

          • by andrew Posted November 9, 2023 5:40 pm

            I’m trying to get a permit to fish off the rocks in Madeira but on the app I dont have a VAT number and the password is not being accepted – any help appreciated

            Thanka

          • by RockandReel Posted November 10, 2023 12:05 pm

            Hello Andrew, Portugal has different fishing licence, for Portugal main land and the island. The fishing licence for Madeira, can be arrange in the following link:
            https://simplifica.madeira.gov.pt/services/8-26-1
            In the link below, you have a video that drive you throw the process:
            https://simplifica.madeira.gov.pt/arquivo/pesca%20l%C3%BAdica.mp4
            Tight lines

          • by Romualdas Posted February 11, 2024 6:38 pm

            Hello. Can you help me with fishing licence.

          • by RockandReel Posted February 12, 2024 7:35 pm

            Hello Romualdas, I have sent you and email with a possible solution.

  • by John Morris Posted September 7, 2023 10:32 am

    Good Morning
    I have been trying to obtain a fishing license on Bmar.pt website without success,
    Can you please help me.
    Regards
    John

    • by RockandReel Posted September 7, 2023 12:37 pm

      Hello John, I send you and email with some extra help in a minute. Have a good day.

  • by Gary Posted September 11, 2023 11:47 am

    Hello

    I am also trying to buy a fishing licence on Bmar.pt can you please help.
    Thankyou

    • by RockandReel Posted September 12, 2023 11:37 am

      Hello Gary,

      I have send you and email with more info. Have a great day.

  • by Stephan Posted September 18, 2023 1:13 pm

    Hey,

    I’m from germany and tried to register at BMAR.
    But it won’t send me the confirmation email.
    PW-recovery also does not work.

    I will be in Portugal in 2 Weeks and would like to have a license for spearfishing.

    Any help is much appreciated. :-/

    Greetings

    Stephan

    • by RockandReel Posted September 19, 2023 9:22 pm

      Hello Stephan, I will write you an email tomorrow first in the morning and try to help you with it. Have a good day.

  • by Liam Posted September 20, 2023 10:09 pm

    Hello! I need help purchasing a sew fishing license for Portugal. Bmar.pt asks for a VAT number – I am not a business so how do I provide this? Thanks

    • by RockandReel Posted September 20, 2023 10:32 pm

      Hey!! I have sent you a message

  • by Chris Posted October 3, 2023 3:54 am

    Hi. I’m trying to register on the BMAR site but am unable to proceed as it is requiring a VAT number, which I don’t have. Can you help with this issue?
    Thanks.
    Chris.

    • by RockandReel Posted October 4, 2023 9:26 am

      Hello Chris, I have send you an email, with some helpful information. Have a great day.

  • by Pete Posted October 3, 2023 5:00 pm

    Impossible site that bmar. Managed to get registered and then it just wanted more and more details. I just want a fishing license for a week not the Spanish inquisition ( portuguese in this case;). I think the only fish Ill see this week will be on a plate, i give up;)

    • by RockandReel Posted October 4, 2023 9:30 am

      Hello Pete, I am sorry to hear that you are finding challenging this process. I wrote this post because I find it challenging myself and I wanted to make it more accessible. Anyway, I have send you and e-mail that hopefully would allow you to go fishing this week. Only to remark that we have National Holidays soon and the Portugal does not make licences during weekends or holidays. Hopefully I receive and answer from you fast and we can help. Have a good day.

      • by Geoffrey Posted October 6, 2023 11:58 am

        Please can you help me obtain a fishing licence,iam currently in ferreiras in Portugal. I have tried the government site and keep getting stuck at the VAT .

        • by RockandReel Posted October 6, 2023 5:23 pm

          Hello Geoffrey, I am sorry that you are having problems. I have send you an email, with a possible solution. Have a great day.

  • by Richard Posted October 6, 2023 12:32 pm

    Hi there,

    I am experiencing the same issues with the VAT number as other users. If there is a work around, would you mind sending it to me?

    Kind regards and many thanks
    Richard

    • by RockandReel Posted October 6, 2023 5:24 pm

      Hello Richard, I am sorry to hear that you are having problems with Bmar website. I have send you an email, with a possible solution. Have a great day.

  • by Simon Greenwood Posted October 15, 2023 11:49 am

    Hi, I am going to Portugal in 2 weeks. As others i have no VAT and it will not allow me to register because of this

    Thank you

    Simon

    • by RockandReel Posted October 16, 2023 8:02 am

      Good Morning Simon, I have send you an email with a possible solution. Have a great day.

  • by Kenneth Pumphrey Posted October 19, 2023 11:36 am

    Been trying to register for a fishing licence for Portugal but it won’t let me past the first page as it keeps saying I need to insert a VAT number. I’ve tried making up a number in the right format, but it just won’t have it with or without a number. It seems that when you try to do things correctly they don’t make it easy
    Thanks

    • by RockandReel Posted October 19, 2023 2:21 pm

      Hello Keneneth, I have sent you and email, with a possible solution. Have a great day,

      • by Kevin sheppard Posted October 20, 2023 9:12 pm

        Hi any chance you could email me details of how to get a fishing licence In Portugal I have the same problem where it asks me for a vat number… thanks

        • by RockandReel Posted October 21, 2023 7:04 am

          Hello Kevin, I have sent you an email aswering you request. Tight lines.

  • by Bryn Posted October 30, 2023 11:03 am

    Hi, I have filled in the form and got into the Bmar page but now it won’t allow me to go any further, if you have any ideas please let me know. Cheers

    • by RockandReel Posted October 30, 2023 12:53 pm

      Hello Bryn, I am sorry that you are having problems with the website. I have sent you an idea by email. Have a good day.

  • by Thomas Proudfoot Posted November 16, 2023 10:50 am

    Hi
    I looking a license to fish at Praia da Rocha for 2 days
    Can you help please

    • by RockandReel Posted November 17, 2023 12:06 pm

      Hello Thomas,

      I am going to send you an email within a minute. Tight lines.

  • by Luz Vacations Posted November 23, 2023 8:12 am

    Hi there, I want to subscribe for this website to take most up-to-date updates,
    so where can i do it please help out.

    • by RockandReel Posted November 23, 2023 11:10 am

      Hello, I will try to activate the notifications for you. If you want to have more details about the date that the different activities take places, we always have two month of dates available to book in our booking calendar, that you can find in the page of every activity.

  • by Andy McGregor Posted November 27, 2023 8:37 am

    Hi
    Please can you advise on the VAT NUMBER required on the license application.
    Thanks

    • by RockandReel Posted November 28, 2023 10:17 am

      Hello Andy, I have sent you an e-mail with a possible solution. Have a great day.

  • by Sigrid Posted November 27, 2023 6:09 pm

    Do children under age 16 need a license?

    • by RockandReel Posted November 28, 2023 10:10 am

      Hello Sigrid, children under 16 years old dont need licence. On the other hand, they cant fish by themselves, an adult with a valid fishing licence need to be with them.

  • by peter stock Posted November 30, 2023 8:03 pm

    Am going to Algarve 10/12/23 want a fishing licence but don’t have vat number
    How can I get licence
    Thanks

    • by RockandReel Posted November 30, 2023 8:18 pm

      Hello Peter,

      I have sent you and email with a possible solution a minute ago. Tight lines.

  • by Sean Posted January 17, 2024 6:12 am

    Hi, can you assist how to use bmars without a VAT?

  • by Sean Posted January 17, 2024 6:13 am

    Sorry that last comment was rushed and seemed rude. I have sent you an email as well, but I am having trouble with bmars without a VAT. Do you have a solution?

    Thank you,
    Sean

    • by RockandReel Posted January 17, 2024 3:21 pm

      Hello Sean, thanks for your email. I have already answer.
      About your questions, as far as I know Bmar doesn´t work without a VAT number.
      Have a good day,

  • by Vlad Posted January 25, 2024 11:03 am

    Hi, I am trying to get a sea fishing license . I cannot register at BMAR.pt because I do not have VAT number. Could you please help me? Thank you.

    • by RockandReel Posted January 26, 2024 10:31 am

      Hello Vlad, I have send you and email a minute ago with a possible solution. Tight lines.

  • by Fernando Flores Posted January 29, 2024 4:24 pm

    As stated before by other users, I’m also having trouble getting a fishing license without a VAT number. Any help would be appreciated thanks.

    • by RockandReel Posted January 30, 2024 9:13 am

      Hello Fernando,

      Thanks for your message. The Bmar website belong to the Portuguese government and the VAT number issue is a random problem that show up to some user as far as we know. Anyway, I have sent you a email with a possible solution. Tight lines.

  • by Duane Davies Posted February 5, 2024 1:40 am

    Hello I’m from Canada and I have no idea what a VAT number is.

    • by RockandReel Posted February 6, 2024 8:37 am

      Hello Duane,

      The VAT number is your personal number that you would use to handle taxes.

      Anyway, I have send you a email, in case you are having problems with it or you don’t have VAT number.

      Tight lines,

  • by John Peters Posted February 12, 2024 3:33 pm

    Good afternoon,

    Just like most of the above comments I am unable to register with Bmar as I don’t have a Vat Number. Any assistance would be most welcome and gratefully received.

    Thank you

    • by RockandReel Posted February 12, 2024 7:37 pm

      Hello John,

      How are you? I am sorry that you having the VAT problem, it is affecting more and more people. Anyway, I have sent you a possible solution by e-mail.

      Have a good day,

  • by Mike Griffiths Posted February 12, 2024 9:33 pm

    Hi have tried to get a fishing licence online but its wants a vat number please could you help? Thanks

    • by RockandReel Posted February 13, 2024 8:09 am

      Hello Mike,

      I have send you an email, with a possible solution to get the fishing licence.

      Tight lines,

  • by Colin dance Posted February 18, 2024 2:37 am

    Hi
    As with all the above comments I am also having problems with the section VAT and would like an email from you explaining how to get around this thanks

    Colin

    • by RockandReel Posted February 18, 2024 8:14 am

      Hello Colin, I have sent you an email. Tight lines.

  • by Chris Posted February 19, 2024 3:38 pm

    Hi, I also have the same issue with VAT number trying to obtain a license, could you please help? Thanks

    • by RockandReel Posted February 20, 2024 7:12 am

      Hello Chris, I have sent you and email with a possible solution. Have a great day.

  • by Matthias Posted March 5, 2024 9:10 pm

    Hi Chris , I am going to return to Algarve End of March and want a fishing licence but don’t have vat number – How can I get licence?

    • by RockandReel Posted March 6, 2024 10:34 am

      Hello Matthias, it is great to hear that you are heading back to Algarve soon. I have sent you an email with more information about a possible solution. Tight lines.

  • by Vsevolod Posted March 18, 2024 9:26 pm

    Ola! I am waiting for my license to be issued, and have one question about its scope. In the license request form there is a sentence stating that this is a request for “the recreational fishing licence for ocean waters, inland maritime waters and in non-maritime inland waters under the jurisdiction of the maritime authority”. Does it means it allows fishing in the parts of freshwater rivers governed by maritime Capitanias, specifically a part of Rio Mondego near the Port of Figueira da Foz and Ria de Aveiro/Rio Boco in the vicinity of Aveiro? Thanks in advance!

    • by RockandReel Posted March 19, 2024 6:38 am

      Hello, I recommend to send the coordenades where you are planing to go fishing to the Captain of the port responsable of that area. I think that yours would be aveiro and the email would be the following one. capitania.aveiro@amn.pt

      Tight lines

  • by ARTHUR DIEPERSLOOT Posted March 29, 2024 11:51 am

    I created my account, but never received an activation mail. Could you please help me :):) Also I entered a random VAT-numer as I dont have one. Will this be a problem? Thanks in advance!!!

    • by RockandReel Posted March 29, 2024 12:39 pm

      Hello Arthur, thanks for your message. Yes, you would need a VAT number in order to finish the process. Anyway, I have sent you a e-mail with a possible solutions. Have a great day and tight lines.

  • by Harald Posted April 7, 2024 7:39 pm

    Hi, I also have the same issue with VAT number trying to obtain a license, could you please help? Thanks

    • by RockandReel Posted April 8, 2024 8:26 am

      Hello Harald, I have sent you an email with a possible solution. I wish that you have a really good day. Tight lines.

  • by Dmitry Posted April 19, 2024 9:33 pm

    Hi! I have tried to get a fishing licence online but its wants a vat number please could you help? Thanks

    • by RockandReel Posted April 20, 2024 7:30 am

      Hello Dmitry, I have send you a message with a solution. Tight lines.

  • by Doug Wilson Posted May 6, 2024 1:37 am

    Hello, Same as all the people before me, not be able to buy a fishing license for PT. Help

    • by RockandReel Posted May 6, 2024 8:32 am

      Hello Doug, I understand that you don’t have a VAT number. Anyway, I have sent you an email, with an option. Have a great day and tight lines.

  • by Martyn Posted June 6, 2024 6:00 pm

    I too don’t have a VAT number. Please can you help?

    • by RockandReel Posted June 7, 2024 7:26 am

      Hello Martyn, I send you some help by email in a minute. Have a great day.

  • by Jeff Tucker Posted June 10, 2024 7:39 pm

    Hi,
    I have no VAT number so I’d very much appreciate your assistance in how to get a licence,
    Thanks,
    Jeff

    • by RockandReel Posted June 10, 2024 8:26 pm

      Hello Jeff, I send you an email with a possible solution. Lets see if we can get your fishing licence, so you can fish in Portugal.Tight lines.

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