If you're a keen fisherman/woman there are plenty of places to cast a line here in
Portugal. However you will need to purchase a licence to fish on the rivers and lakes and beware you are not allowed to fish after sunset in
Portugal or prior to sunrise.
Sport fishing licenses are annual, valid for every calendar year
and you can choose to pay for a national, regional or district one.
A detailed list of locations where licences can be purchased is available on the Ministerio da Agricultura do Desenvolvimento Rural e da Pescas website -
www.min-agricultura.pt. Licences cost: National 7.69€; Regional 4.09€;
and when applying for one you will need proof of identification.
Once you have the license, you are subject to the usual complex set of restrictions regarding seasons.
The fresh‑water season is roughly between April and November. If you're thinking of going after a particular species, it's worthwhile to know in advance if you'll be allowed to catch it, so please find below a list of seasonal restrictions: