No-license freshwater fishing this weekend

Published: Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 12:51 PM.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is reminding Floridians and visitors they will be able to fish without a freshwater recreational fishing license on Saturday and Sunday, June 14 and 15.

 These license-free fishing days fall near National Fishing and Boating Week, a national celebration of fishing and boating, which started June 1 and ran through June 8. The Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation’s www.TakeMeFishing.org website is a place to learn about events sponsored by businesses and communities during National Fishing and Boating Week, as well as locating fishing sites, identifying recreational species and finding fishing tips. .

The first Saturday in September (Sept. 6, 2014) and the first Saturday after Thanksgiving (Nov. 29, 2014) have also been designated license-free saltwater fishing days, and the first Saturday and Sunday in April (April 4-5, 2015) have been designated a license-free freshwater fishing weekend. All bag limits, seasons and size restrictions apply on these dates.

To make your fishing day successful, check out MyFWC.com/Fishing for fishing tips, locations and rules. Learn more about license-free fishing days by visiting MyFWC.com/License and clicking on “Do I Need One?” and “Free Fishing Days.”



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