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Recreational and Sports Fishing/Angling on the Adriatic Sea

In Croatia there are two different kinds of fishing/angling on the sea: recreational and sports fishing/angling. Fishing license for both of them is needed, no matter if you fish from the shore or from the boat. To buy the license you don't have to show any document (like fishing exam certificate), except your personal identification card or passport.

Recreational and sports fishing (angling) in Croatia is regulated by the Marine Fishing Law (Croatian Official Papers - „Narodne novine“, No. 56/10), as well as the Marine Recreational Fishing Act (Sub-law-„Narodne novine“, No. 137/05) and Marine Sports Fishing Act (Sub-LAw- „Narodne novine“, No. 137/05).

Both recreational and sports fishing are prohibited in harbors and small ports and on public beaches and bathing places from May 1st until October 1st.

Fishing is also prohibited in special reservates, estuaries of the river Dragonja, Mirna, Raša, Riječina, Zrmanja, Jadro, Žrnovnica, Cetina, Neretva and Rijeka Dubrovačka, as well in the Lim channel, Medulin bay and bay Klimno on the island Krk.

Fishing in the areas of National nature parks Brijuni, Kornati and Mljet is regulated by special legislative (Nature protection Law).

RECREATIONAL FISHING ON THE SEA

There are several kinds of fishing licenses:
  • yearly;
  • daily;
  • license for more days;
  • license for fishing of bluefin tuna, sailfish and swordfish (Big Game)
Yearly licenses are issued to Croatian and foreign citizens who have permanent stay in Republic of Croatia. One can buy them in local offices of Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Development, and at local owners of the selling right.

Yearly licenses cost:
  • 100,00 kunas for persons until 18 years, Croatian war invalides, retired persons and persons over 60 years;
  • 500,00 kunas for persons from 19-59 years.
Daily licenses, licenses for more days and Big Game licenses are issued in local offices of Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Development, at local owners of the selling right, tourist agencies and some local harbour authorities offices (see attached list).

Daily licenses and licenses for more days cost:
  • 60,00 kunas - one day;
  • 150,00 kunas - three days;
  • 300,00 kunas - seven days;
  • 700,00 kunas - 30 days
Maximum allowed daily catch is 5 kg of fish and marine organisms.

Fishing tools and gear which are allowed to use in RECREATIONAL fishing:
  • maximum two fishing lines, with max. 3 hooks on each line (in Croatian: ODMET);
  • maximum two fishing lines, with max. 3 hooks on each line (in Croatian: KANČENICA);
  • maximum two trolling fishing lines, with max. 3 hooks on each line (in Croatian: PANULA);
  • maximum two trolling lines, with hooks on each line for catching Cephalopods;
Additional fishing tools and gear based on YEARLY LICENSE (Croatian and foreign citizens with permanent stay in Croatia):
  • maximum two traps for catching of big sea worm (in Croatian:TRAPULA);
  • maximum three traps/weirs for catching fish;
  • bottom night-line (one or more) with max. 100 hooks;
  • maximum two fish gaffs/spears with or without use of artificial light;
  • artificial light device maximum 400 Cd (Candelas)
Licenses for BIG-GAME fishing cost:
  • 120,00 kunas - one day;
  • 300,00 kunas - three days;
  • 600,00 kunas - seven days;
  • 1500,00 kunas - 30 days.
Fishing tools and ger which are allowed to use in BIG GAME fishing:
  • maximum two fishing rods with reels, with maximum two hooks per rod;
Maximum daily catch is one piece of bluefin tuna or spearfish or swordfish with obligated checking-in of the catch to the Fisheries Directorate (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Development)

SPORTS FISHING ON THE SEA

There are several kinds of fishing licenses:
  • yearly;
  • daily;
  • license for more days.
Licenses are valid only with membership certificate of the Croatian Sea Fishing Association (Hrvatski savez za športski ribolov na moru) or membership certificate of other state's association.
Licenses are sold by the Croatian Sea Fishing Association (Hrvatski savez za športski ribolov na moru) in Rijeka, M. Gupca 2 ( tel. +385-51-212-196 and 320-775, fax. +385-51-333-776, www.hssrm.r.t-com.hr, e-mail: cfosa@ri.t-com.hr.

Yearly licenses for sports fishing which can be used by Croatian and foreign citizens with permanent stay in Croatia:
  • 10 kunas for persons younger than 18 years and Croatian war invalides;
  • 350,00 kunas for persons from 19-59 years;
  • 60,00 kunas for retired persons and persons over 65 years
Daily licenses and licenses for more days cost:
  • 60,00 kunas - one day;
  • 150,00 kunas - three days;
  • 300,00 kunas - seven days;
  • 700,00 kunas - 30 days.
Fishing tools and gear which are allowed to use in SPORTS fishing:
  • maximum two fishing lines, with max. 3 hooks on each line (in Croatian: ODMET);
  • maximum two fishing lines, with max. 3 hooks on each line (in Croatian: KANČENICA);
  • maximum two downriggers/trolling fishing lines , with max. 3 hooks on each line (in Croatian: PANULA);
  • maximum two underwater spear guns;
Additional fishing tools and gear based on YEARLY SPORTS LICENSE (Croatian and foreign citizens with permanent stay in Croatia):
  • bottom night-line (one or more) with max. 100 hooks;
  • maximum two trolling lines, with hooks on each line for catching Cephalopods;
  • maximum two fish gaffs/spears with or without use of artificial light;
  • maximum two traps for catching of big sea worm (in Croatian:TRAPULA);
  • artificial light device maximum 400 Cd (Candelas)
Underwater fisherman (diver with a speargun) should move in and under the water only with his own strength (no artificial power devices allowed). Using of devices which enable underwater breathing (diving gear) is not allowed in underwater fishing. Underwater fishing is allowed during daylight from sun-rise until sundown with obligate usage of diving buoy. Using of underwater lamp is allowed.

OWNERS OF THE SELLING RIGHT FOR RECREATIONAL FISHING LICENSES YEAR 2010.

Owner Address, City

A TURIZAM D.O.O. Kandlerova 24, Pula
ACTIVA TRAVEL ISTRA Scalierova 1, Pula
ADRENALIN Brajde 21, Tar
ALBATOURS TURISTIČKA AGENCIJA Premanturska cesta 14, Pula
AMFORA OBRT ZA TURISTIČKU DJELATNOST Trg La Musa bb., Bale (Valle)
ANA UGOSTITELJSKI OBRT Artatore 75, Ćunski
ANNALINEA D.O.O. Stari Grad 1, Mošćenička Draga
APARTMANI ADRIATIC d.o.o. Trg slobode 2a, Poreč
AQUAMARIN D.O.O. Burle 7, Medulin
ARKINA PŠRD Igrane, Igrane
ATLAS MALINSKA D.O.O. Lina Bolmarčića 32a, Malinska
ATLAS TURISTIČKI OBRT Obala 3, Vela Luka
AUREA INTERNATIONAL D.O.O. Vršanska 26l, Krk
AUTOTRANS d.o.o. Žabica 1, Rijeka
AZUR TURISTIČKA AGENCIJA J. Pupačića 1, Krk
BANJ PŠU Obala Kralja Zvonimira 16, Trogir
BARAKUDA RIBARSKI SAN D.O.O. Strožanačka 56, Podstrana
BEMAX D.O.O. Gian Rinaldo Carli 1, Rovinj (Rovigno)
B-GABLER GRUPA D.O.O. Maksimirska 129/1, Zagreb
BORI-LIBRA d.o.o. Trg slobode 2, Umag (Umago)
BRANCIN Komunela 11, Umag (Umago)
CELENT LENKO Ugljan 31, Ugljan
COMMODORE CRUISES D.O.O. Riva 14, Pula
CRESANKA D.D. Varozina 25, Cres
CRIKVENICA TOURIST D.O.O. Trg S.Radića 1, Crikvenica
ČUBRETOVIĆ MILIVOJ Šetalište don Š. Ljubića 1, Stari Grad
ČUMBELIĆ GRGUR Sobra 26, Babino Polje
DARLIĆ & DARLIĆ J.T.D. Hrvatskih mučenika, Komiža
DIONA-izdvojeni pogon MARINERA Krešimirova obala 48, Biograd na moru
DONADIĆ TURISTČKA AGENCIJA, POSL. MEDITERAN Golija 41, Pag
DONAT ŠRK Liburnska obala 1a, Zadar
EFSA- Europski savez ribolovaca na moru Mošćenička 19, Zagreb
EL-PI SHOP d.o.o. Oštrobradići 18, Malinska
ESTEE d.o.o. Konjska 10, Šilo
EUNICE Begovica 19, Pula
FIORETOURS D.O.O. Mate Vlašića 6, Poreč
GORGONIA D.O.O. Verunić, Dugi Otok, Veli Rat
HIMERA D.O.O. Zagrebačka 3, Umag
INTEXO D.O.O. Kochova 20, Pula
JADRANKA KAMPOVI D.O.O. Dražica 1, Mali Lošinj
KAMP SLATINA D.O.O. Dražica 1, Mali Lošinj
KLUB TOURS TURISTIČKI OBRT Draga 33, Njivice
KORANA KŠR Domobranska 25, Karlovac
KOSIĆ IVAN Vrbnička 35, Krk
KOZULIC SPORT Ist 70, Ist
KŠR ARBUN Porat 27, Supetar
LEVANT turistička agencija Dolac 93a, Betina
LINET D.O.O. Ribarska 2, Funtana
LOŠINJSKA PLOVIDBA-TURIZAM D.O.O. Privlaka bb, Mali Lošinj
LUNA MARIS D.O.O. Dobojska 38, Zagreb
LUNA ROSSA Munida 31, Medulin
MAGROVICA D.O.O. Sali 112, Sali
MALI PORAT Š.R.K. Blata 59, Vodice
MARE TOURS Pojana 4, Vrbnik
MAREA D.O.O. Poljanska cesta 1, Ičići
MATULJI TOURS D.O.O. Trg Maršala Tita 3, Matulji
MOJA KUČICA D.O.O. Brajdine 95, Medulin
MOLNAR - GABOR D.O.O. Brzac 97, Malinska
MONTRAKER D.O.O. Obala M.Tita 1a, Vrsar
MORE D.O.O. I.G.Kovačića 49, Punat
MUDRAŽIJA DUBRAVKA Liburnska obala 8, Zadar
NATALE D.O.O. Carduccijeva 4, Rovinj (Rovigno)
OCTOPUS PŠRD Na moru 1, Orašac
OLIVARI D.O.O. Dubašljanska 111, Malinska
ORADA ŠRK Trnjanska 21, Zagreb
ORLANDINI MARIO Dalmatinska 12, Dubrovnik
PALADA ANTE Herfrodska 7, Vodice
PARTALO MLADEN Gajdekova14, Zagreb
PIKO D.O.O. Vergal 11, Novigrad (Cittanova)
PITAREVIĆ IVO Saplunara 5, Maranovići
PJ DUBROVNIK M. Marojice 4, Dubrovnik
PJ PULA Sv. Teodora 2, Pula
PJ RIJEKA Demetrova 3, Rijeka
PJ SENJ Trg Cilnica 1, Senj
PJ SPLIT Zrinsko Frankopanska 64, Split
PJ ŠIBENIK Vladimira Nazora 53, Šibenik
PJ ZADAR Ivana Mažuranića 30, Zadar
PLAVO MORE D.O.O. Trgovačka 3a, Umag (Umago)
PŠRD "ARBUN" Frankopanska 26, Crikvenica
PŠRD BATALA Lapadska obala 8, Dubrovnik
PŠRD LIGNJA Stjepana Radića 3, Gradac
PŠRD NEČUJAM Jupiter c, apt2, Stomorska
RADIĆ ANTE Berislavića 19, Trogir
RAKAM TRADE D.O.O. Gradska vrata 45, Novigrad (Cittanova)
RAKIĆ LJILJANA Ubli Pasadur, Lastovo
RAVUCOMMERCE D.O.O. Zemljoradnička 20, Umag (Umago)
RIBOLOVNI CENTAR Sv. Benedikta 33, Gornji Stupnik
RONILAČKI KLUB "LOKVA" Carduccijeva 4, Rovinj (Rovigno)
SALI-MASLINA D.O.O. Sali 2, Sali
SANDALIĆ MARKO Srednja ulica 4, Rab
SENKIĆ D.O.O. Klančić 2, Punat
SESSA MARINA D.O.O. Put Sv. Nikole 44, Korčula
SIDRO PŠU Trg hrv. Viteza Š.Š.Frzelin 1, Seget Donji
SIL-EM D.O.O. Vrbani 27, Zagreb
SIRENE D.O.O. Bašanija, Trg Marije i Line 9, Savudrija (Salvore)
SIRIUS Obrt za trgovinu, ugostiteljstvo i turizam Autobusni kolodvor, Korčula
SOL-TOURS d.o.o. Jaz, Malinska
STEFANI TRADE D.O.O. Župni trg 3, Fažana
STUDIO TRADE D.O.O. Uska 16, Nedelišče
SUB - KLUB PODVODNIH AKTIVNOSTI Getaldićeva 23, Split
SUNNY WAY D.O.O. Aldo Negri 1, Poreč
Š.D. LIGNJA Nova riva b.b., Primošten
ŠARAN ŠRU Milke Trnine 24, Križ
ŠIME turistička djelatnost M.Marulića bb, Novalja
ŠKARPINA - ŠPORTSKO DRUŠTVO Dolac bb., Nerezine
ŠOKOTA ŽIVKO Rudina, Dr. Franje Tuđmana 1, Tisno
ŠPORTSKO RIBOLOVNA UDRUGA SREDIČKO Lijevo Sredičko, Pisarovina
ŠPORTSKO RIBOLOVNO DRUŠTVO BOŽAVA Božava, Božava
ŠRD GOF Hrvatske mornarice 2, Rogoznica
ŠRD PUNTA RATA Obala sv. Ivana bb., Jezera
ŠRK FELUN Vukovarska 44, Mlini
ŠRS VARAŽDINSKE ŽUPANIJE Ulica A. Cesarca 10, Varaždin
T.T.M. D.O.O. Peruški 106, Krnica
TO "GIFT SHOP KIS" Carera 32, Rovinj (Rovigno)
TRAPULA DŠRR Babonićeva 40, Zagreb
UDICA D.O.O. Srednja ulica bb., Rab
ULIKA Vinež, Vinež 411, Labin
UMAG - SPORTSKO RIBOLOVNO DRUŠTVO Šetalište V. Gortana b.b., Umag (Umago)
UNIVERSUM D.O.O. Podravska 9, Novigrad (Cittanova)
VAL-DIV D.O.O. St. Valkanela 4, Vrsar
VELIČKI JULIO Kopernikova 1, Zagreb
VERITAS D.O.O. TURISTIČKA AGENCIJA Sv. Katarine 4, Labin
VINICA ŠRK Vinička 5, Vinica
V-MARINE TRGOVINA I SERVIS BRODSKE OPREME Kali 24, Kali
VUJANIĆ MIHAJLO Kralja Zvonimira 12, Zadar
YO-ZURI OVERSEAS D.O.O. Sarajevska 48b, Split
ZAJEDNIČKI OBRT AROMA MORA Ližnjan 824, Medulin
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