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Try hand at fishing without license during upcoming weekend

By Staff | Jun 10, 2020


Last week kicked off National Fishing and Boating Week, with license-free saltwater fishing during this past weekend and license-free freshwater fishing scheduled for the weekend of June 13-14.

During the weekends, a fishing license is not required for Florida residents or visitors.

“People are getting outdoors now more than ever,” FWC Executive Director Eric Sutton said. “Why not participate in or introduce someone new to the lifetime activity of fishing. We encourage anglers to get out on the water and discover why Florida is the Fishing Capital of the World.”

Before heading out, remember to stay safe by checking local weather forecasts, especially during storm season. Boat safely by always wearing a life jacket, paying attention and maintaining 360-degree awareness while operating a boat. For more boating safety tips, visit MyFWC.com/Boating. Also, be sure to keep yourself and others safe through social distancing; learn more at https://bit.ly/2wwuJ2d.

The free fishing weekends are a part of the eight, license-free fishing days that the FWC offers every year. All bag limits, closed areas and size restrictions apply. Learn more at MyFWC.com/License.