Florida offering license-free fishing days in June

TAMPA, Fla. — In June, Florida residents and visitors will have the opportunity to freshwater and saltwater fish "license-free." 

On specific days, the fishing license requirement is waived for all recreational anglers.

"Free fishing days provide an excellent opportunity for parents who don't yet have licenses to take youth fishing, or avid anglers to introduce a friend to fishing without having to purchase a license," the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission wrote on its website.

This weekend only allows for license-free saltwater fishing, license-free fresh fishing is not available until June.

License-free saltwater days

  • First consecutive Saturday and Sunday in June
  • First Saturday in September
  • Saturday following Thanksgiving

License-free freshwater days

  • Second consecutive Saturday and Sunday in June
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