Spearguns powered by a rubber band do not require a licence in the UK and no licence is required to purchase one. However Spearguns can be potentially lethal when used in a dangerous manner and may be classified as offensive weapons (applicable laws governing the use of offensive weapons may apply) if not used properly. Always use your Speargun underwater, responsibly and safely
No licence or permit is required for fishing in the sea around the coast of Britain, however spearfishing is illegal in the non tidal reaches of Britain's rivers. There is also national legislation and local byelaws governing the minimum size of fish and shellfish that may be legally taken; other countries impose similar restrictions.