Fishing is a great sport – why not give it a go? The Environment Agency has unveiled the fish on the 2016-17 rod licence: the chub and the sea trout. Watch the video to see the new designs. The 2016-2017 rod licences are now on sale from the Post Office: http://www.postoffice.co.uk/rod-fishing-licence You need a rod licence to fish legally. In 2014-2015 the Environment Agency prosecuted more than 2,000 anglers for fishing without a licence.