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Fishing insurance from E&L® not only covers your tackle and equipment from theft or damage but also protects you should you have an accident.

  • Choice of coarse, match or game fishing insurance
  • Choice of UK or worldwide cover
  • Unattended vehicle and two years new for old cover included as standard
  • Night fishing optional extension available
  • Up to £1.25m public liability cover
  • 15% introductory discount
  • 5% discount for juniors (under 16) and anglers over 65

Some people wrongly believe their household contents insurance will cover their fishing equipment. In many instances this is not the case. A large proportion of household policies exclude sports equipment insurance and sports injury cover.

E&L® offer schemes for coarse and match and game fishing all providing 100% theft, damage and accidental loss cover. We provide up to £10,000 personal accident cover and up to £1.25 million public liability. We also offer many other benefits including reimbursement of club fees and match fees.

Could you afford to replace your tackle and kit if it was stolen? Take out fishing equipment insurance with E&L® today to protect yourself if the worst should happen.

For more information about our fishing insurance please take a look at our Fishing FAQs. We also provide helpful advice in our hints and tips section on topics such as buying your first caravan to campsite protocol.

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Policy Information

  Monthly 1 Yearly
Fishing Equipment

We will cover you up to the amount shown in the schedule or market value (whichever is less) for any theft or accidental loss of, or accidental damage to fishing equipment as detailed in the schedule.

100% sum insured
(including 2 years new for old and unattended vehicle cover)
100% sum insured
(including 2 years new for old and unattended vehicle cover)
Temporary Disablement

Occurring as a result of an accident whilst fishing at a recognised venue that results in temporary disablement entirely preventing you from attending to your normal business or occupation. Benefits are reduced by 50% for students or the unemployed.

£100 limit per week
£75 limit per week
Reimbursement of Club Fees

Cover for the reimbursement of club membership fees if you are unable to participate in fishing due to accident or sickness.

£500 £350
Reimbursement of Match Fees

Cover in respect of paid competition fees if you are physically unable to participate in the event due to an unexpected accident or illness.

£500 £350
Personal Accident

Accidental injury whilst fishing at a recognised venue resulting in one or more of the following: a) death, b) loss of sight, c) loss of one or more limbs, d) deafness in both ears, or e) permanent total disablement. Benefits reduced to 25% for anglers under 16 years old.

£10,000 per incident £7,500 per incident
Public Liability

Legal liability to a third party for the damages and costs caused by or through you participating in fishing whilst at a recognised venue.

£1.25m per incident £1m per incident
Policy Extensions
Night Fishing

Cover to the amount shown in the schedule or market value (whichever is less) for theft, damage and accidental loss of fishing equipment whilst participating in night fishing. The insured equipment must be attended at all times by an adult who is responsible for its safekeeping.

Additional £5 per month or £50 per year Additional £5 per month or £50 per year


The excess is the amount you pay towards a claim. It is £55 on all sections, except worldwide claims where the excess is £70, unattended vehicle claims where the excess is £109 and public liability where it is £160.

1. Lunar monthly policy (more information)

The following discounts are available on E&L® Fishing Insurance:

  • 15% introductory discount
  • 5% discount for juniors (under 16) and anglers over 65

The total maximum discount per policy is 20%.

Introductory discounts provided only apply to new policies taken out online.

To be eligible for E&L® Fishing Insurance the following conditions must be met:

  • The policyholder is a UK resident aged over 18 years

Please see the Fishing Insurance Policy Wording for full eligibility criteria.

Register a Claim

Several of our claim forms are available to download online in PDF format. After completing the form you will be provided with a download link to your requested claim form which you can simply print out, fill in and either fax or post to us.

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Do you enjoy fishing? Insurance could make it even better!

For many people, fishing is a pleasurable pastime and it doesn't matter if you take part in competitions, or simply enjoy a quiet afternoon near the water - fishing insurance could be a valuable addition to your tackle box.

Whether you take part in coarse fishing, match fishing, game fishing or even catch-and-release, it's likely that you have spent a significant amount of money on the equipment that you use. After all, rods and reels are expensive, not to mention the various baits, lures and flies that you may have acquired over time.

You should also be aware that very few home contents insurance policies cover sports equipment such as fishing gear, or injuries that occur while taking part in a sport. That's why specialist fishing insurance is important for anglers of any level.

Here at E&L, we offer a comprehensive angling insurance package that takes all the worry out of looking after your equipment, enabling you to get on with the activity you love. So why not get a free online quote today or contact us for more information?

What does fishing insurance include?

The fishing tackle insurance offered by E&L provides 100% theft, damage and accidental loss cover on all of your equipment. It also includes two years new-for-old replacement on unattended vehicles - perfect if you have to park your car and leave it for the day while practicing your sport.

As well as protecting the various pieces of kit that a fisherman owns, our fishing insurance also includes temporary disablement and personal accident cover, as well as public liability of up to £1.25 million per incident.

For those who take part in night fishing, a policy extension is available to cover the risks associated with this activity. Additionally, all policies include reimbursement for club and match fees, in case you cannot participate due to illness or injury.

We offer two payment options for our fishing insurance: yearly and monthly. The monthly plan is based on the lunar calendar (with a 28-day month) and it is the ideal option, as it costs less but includes a higher level of cover. A 5% discount is also available for junior anglers and those over 65.

UK fishing insurance from E&L: a great catch!

With more than 70 years of experience providing niche cover to specialist markets, E&L is dedicated to offering policies that match the specific needs of our customers. We have also worked hard to build a reputation for reliable cover that's backed by considerate client support.

At E&L, we have been providing niche insurance for more than 70 years. Our wedding policies, as well as our other products, have been designed to meet the needs of our customers. Plus, we are dedicated to providing high quality service and comprehensive cover.

More information about our fishing equipment insurance can be found on our fishing FAQs page and we also offer a wealth of advice about the sport - from the best type of equipment and clothing to buy, to different techniques and even fishing etiquette - in our hints and tips section.

Be sure to also keep up to date with all the latest fishing news - it's a great way to find out about all the developments in the sport and we'll also let you know about any special offers.