Saltwater License-Free Fishing Day September 5

Saturday, September 5, 2015, is a saltwater license-free fishing day in Florida!

Free fishing days provide an excellent opportunity for parents who don’t yet have licenses to 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 (residents and non-residents).

All other rules (e.g., seasons, bag, and size limits) apply.  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 not required on these days.

The next saltwater license-free fishing day will be the Saturday following Thanksgiving, November 28, 2015.

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