Fish without a license in Florida two weekends in June

David Vecchitto works on bringing in a 7-foot Sandbar shark aboard the Striker 1 a few miles off the Miami Beach coast line on July 14, 2017 in Miami, Florida. Striker 1 is a charter fishing boat used primarily to catch sharks.
Posted at 7:20 AM, May 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-29 13:19:18-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The state of Florida has two weekends in June where fishermen can cast their lines without a license -- one for freshwater and one for saltwater.

The license-free saltwater days are June 1 and June 2 while the license-free freshwater days are June 8 and June 9.

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The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says the license-free fishing days "provide an excellent opportunity for those who don't yet have a fishing license to experience fishing, take youth fishing, or for avid anglers to introduce a friend to fishing without having to purchase a license."

On these free fishing days, the license requirement is waived for both residents and non-Florida residents.

However, keep in mind that all other rules such as seasons, bag and size limits still apply.

Click here for other license-free fishing days this year in Florida.