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:
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.