FWC sets Florida freshwater license-free fishing

HERALD STAFF REPORTJune 9, 2014 

FWC sets fresh water license-free fishing

MANATEE -- Floridians and visitors will be able to fish without a freshwater recreational fishing license Saturday and Sunday, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

"We hope visitors and residents alike will be able to join in the excitement of Florida's saltwater and freshwater fishing this year by participating in one of our license-free fishing days," said FWC Chairman Richard Corbett. "This is an excellent opportunity to share the fun and togetherness of a fishing trip with the entire family or to introduce someone to a lifelong hobby of fishing."

The first Saturday in September (Sept. 6) and the first Saturday after Thanksgiving (Nov. 29) have also been designated license-free saltwater fishing days, and the first Saturday and Sunday in April (April 4-5, 2015) have been designated a license-free freshwater fishing weekend.

All bag limits, seasons and size restrictions apply on these dates.

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