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FWC Free Fishing Days (Saltwater)

  • When: Saturday, November 30, 2019 - All Day Event
  • Cost: FREE

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 days, the fishing license requirement is waived for all recreational anglers, including both residents and non-residents.
All other rules such as seasons, bag and size limits apply.

License-free freshwater days:
First consecutive Saturday and Sunday in April
Second consecutive Saturday and Sunday in June

License-free saltwater days:
First consecutive Saturday and Sunday in June
First Saturday in September
Saturday following Thanksgiving

The saltwater waiver applies to any recreational harvest requiring a saltwater fishing license (e.g., crabbing, lobstering, scalloping, etc.) as well as fishing from shore or a boat. A snook or spiny lobster permit are also not required on these days.


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