Visitors to Turkey may fish for sporting purposes in non-prohibited regions without obtaining licences. Amateur equipment and noncomercial, multi-hooked lines should be used, and nets should not weigh more than 5 kgs. Commercial fishing by foreigners carries heavy penalties.

Details concerning fishing zones, the minimum sizes of fish that can be caught, and the numbers of fish that can be caught per person, can be obtained from the Department of Fisheries at the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (Tarim Bakanligi, Su Urunleri Daire Baskanligi Ph:90-312-418 3278, Ankara).