Upcoming Free Fishing Days in Florida


Whether you want to get more experience fishing yourself or would like to introduce someone new to the sport, be sure to add Florida’s upcoming free fishing days to your calendar. On the below days resident and visitor fishing license requirements will be waived in the state of Florida.

Florida Saltwater Free Fishing Days:

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

The saltwater free fishing day 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.

Florida Freshwater Free Fishing Days:

  • First Saturday and Sunday in April
  • Second Saturday and Sunday in June

Just remember that all other state regulations (seasons, size limits and bag limits) do apply. Be sure to visit MyFWC.com for specific regulations in your region.

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