TAMPA, Fla. (FOX 13) - Anglers in Florida can take advantage of license-free fishing both this weekend and next.
This Saturday and Sunday, no license is required to go saltwater fishing.
Next weekend, June 8 and 9, you can go freshwater fishing without a license.
You still need to follow size and limit regulations.
"We have a lot of species that you can't find elsewhere, here in Florida,” offered Amanda Nalley of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. “It's a great opportunity to get out and to experience that and try some Florida fishing first-hand."
If you enjoy your free fishing experience, keep in mind an annual license for fresh or saltwater fishing starts at $17 for Florida residents.
Here's the full list of Florida's annual free-fishing days:
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