It's license-free fishing weekend in Florida

Free fishing days open to recreational anglers and non-residents


ORLANDO, Fla. – Do you love fishing but don't have a license yet?


The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has announced selected license-free freshwater and saltwater fishing days. 


"Free fishing days provide an excellent opportunity for parents who don't yet have licenses to take youth fishing without having to purchase a license," according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission website.


On the days listed below, the fishing license requirement will be waived for all recreational resident and non-resident. 


License-free freshwater days:

  • First Saturday and Sunday in April
  • Second Saturday and Sunday in June

License-free saltwater days:

  • First Saturday and Sunday in June
  • First Saturday in September
  • Saturday after Thanksgiving