The Florida Fish and Wildlife Committee (FWC) will allow residents and guests to fish in Florida without a license for two specific weekends this month.
Unlicensed freshwater fishing will be held on June 4 and 5, and unlicensed saltwater fishing – on June 11 and 12.
Although fishing license requirements are waived for all anglers on these dates, all other rules – including seasons, bag and size restrictions – still apply.
“Unlicensed fishing days provide a fun opportunity for new anglers to try fishing for the first time or for experienced anglers to introduce a friend or family member to a new hobby,” an FWC spokesman said in a press release Wednesday.
Refusal of sea water applies to any recreational activity that requires a license for sea fishing (such as crabs, lobsters, scallops, etc.), whether fishing from the shore or from a boat. These days you also don’t need a snook or lobster permit, however be sure to check your recreational rules.
For more information on fishing in Florida, visit MyFWC.com/Fishing. Fishing year-round with a Florida fishing license available at GoOutdoorsFlorida.com.