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Public-images-osm logo.svg fishing
MUTCD RS-063.svg
whatever fishing is allowed (private or not) at specific location. Edit this description in the wiki page. Edit this description in the data item.
Group: restrictions
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesmay be used on waysmay be used on areas (and multipolygon relations)should not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
Useful combination
Status: de factoPage for proposal

Marks whatever fishing is allowed, prohibited or permitted by an entity at specific location.

Most used values

According to taginfo the most used values are yes, no and private. In the context of fishing these values have the following meaning:

  • yes - the area is open for fishing by anyone with a fishing license or permit (if the area requires one). See access=permit for a useful combination if you know that the fishing location requires a fishing permit. Fishing permits are usually released locally or online (see permit_release).
  • no - the area is prohibited for fishing
  • private - the area is available for fishing after paying a tax or a fee to a third-party entity
  • catch_and_release - fishing is allowed but it is mandatory to practice the wikipedia:catch and release. Usually a daily or seasonal permit is required (see access=permit).
  • permit_release - emission of fishing permits for rivers where fishing is permitted on a daily or multi-day basis. It is usually a hut, a tourist information center, or a bar.

How to map

Adding fishing tag on water elements like lakes, ponds or other polygonal elements.

For water elements with regular non island geometry add the according fishing=* tag to the way.

File:Fishing private to a regular non island geometry.png

For water elements with irregular island geometry create a multipolygon relation and add the according fishing=* tag  in the relation. Add the inner and outer roles for the specific geometries.

File:Fishing private to a irregular island geometry.png

Tags to use in combination