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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 areasshould not be used on relations
Useful combination
Status: de facto


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 permit (if the area requires one). See access =permit for an useful combination if you know that the fishing location requires a fishing permit.
  • 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

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.

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.

Tags to use in combination