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Free Fishing Days 2019: You can fish in Florida without a license on these days

Posted at 10:58 AM, Mar 20, 2019

TAMPA, Fla. — If you’ve ever wanted to try fishing, you should definitely take advantage of this year’s free fishing days.

Every year, in celebration of National Fishing and Boating Week — which is June 1-9 this year — states offers free fishing days, where you can fish on public bodies of water without a fishing license.

This year’s free fishing days aren’t all during National Fishing and Boating Week. For example, Florida offers multiple free-fishing options on both freshwater and saltwater at different times throughout the year.

Check out the full list below to see when the Sunshine State is offering free days:

  • Saltwater
    • June 1 and 2, 2019. (First Saturday and Sunday in June.)
    • Sept. 7, 2019. (First Saturday in September.)
    • Nov. 30, 2019. (Saturday following Thanksgiving.)
  • Freshwater
    • April 6 and 7, 2019. (First Saturday and Sunday in April.)
    • June 8 and 9, 2019. (Second Saturday and Sunday in June.)

This will give you the chance to try fishing for the first time or head out on the water for a day if you’ve let your license lapse. If you do have an annual license, it would also be a good time to bring a friend, family member or child along with you so they can experience fishing firsthand.