For a newcomer fishing may feel nerve-racking without a guide. There is free fishing days throughout the year that offer this kind of chance to introduce a friend to fishing without having to purchase a Florida fishing license. On these specific days, the fishing license requirement is ignored for all recreational anglers’ residents and non-residents.
License free saltwater days for the remainder of 2014 are:
Saturday, September 6th & Saturday, November 29th
The saltwater waiver relates to any harvest requiring a saltwater fishing license such as, crabbing, lobstering, scalloping as well as fishing from the shore or a boat. A snook or spiny lobster permit is not required on the dates above. Keep in mind all other rules such as season, bag and size limits still apply.
Free fishing days are a perfect opportunity for beginners to try out fishing for the first time and get hooked on the thrill and the life lessons you learn along the way.