Enjoy license-free fishing days June 1 and 8, 2013

May 28, 2013

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The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will be celebrating a saltwater license-free fishing day June 1 and a freshwater license-free fishing day June 8.

License-free fishing days are a great opportunity for Florida’s residents and visitors to cast a line into the water and get hooked on saltwater and freshwater fishing. Anglers are not required to have a saltwater recreational fishing license on June 1 or a freshwater recreational fishing license on June 8.

The first week of June is also National Fishing and Boating Week. Thirty-seven states, including Florida and Georgia, will have license-free fishing days during the June 1 through June 9 national celebration of fishing and boating. The Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation’s www.TakeMeFishing.org website is a great place to learn about events sponsored by businesses and communities during National Fishing and Boating Week, as well as locating fishing sites, identifying recreational species and finding fishing tips.

Fishing is a low-cost, wholesome outdoor activity, which is why the FWC offers four days when a recreational fishing license is not needed. Can’t make the June 1 or June 8 license-free fishing days? The FWC also made Sept. 1 a license-free saltwater fishing day, which not only falls on a holiday weekend, but is during the popular bay scallop season.

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

To make your fishing day successful, check out MyFWC.com/Fishing for fishing tips, locations and rules.