The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) invites Florida residents and visitors to go freshwater fishing during the two license-free days this weekend, April 1-2.
If you are new to fishing, visit FWC’s Learn to Fish webpage for all the information on what you need to bring and where to go!
Also, check out this week’s Sebastian Inlet Fishing Report to get the scoop from other local anglers on what fish are biting.
“License-free freshwater fishing days provide an excellent opportunity for those new to fishing without needing to first purchase a license. On these days, the fishing license requirement is waived for all recreational anglers, including residents and non-residents,” FWC said in a statement.
All other rules, including seasons, bag and size limits still apply.
In addition, the FWC is hosting two free freshwater fishing events this weekend and the public is invited to attend. Youth anglers will be allowed to access fish in ponds on site. Bring your own fishing gear, bait and chairs and go fishing!
Youth Fishing Derby
- Florida Bass Conservation Center (3583 CR 788, Webster, FL 33597)
- Saturday, April 1, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Tenoroc Youth Fishing Derby
- Tenoroc Public Use Area (3829 Tenoroc Mine Road, Lakeland, FL 33805)
- Saturday, April 1, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.
- Registration required for youth participation at this event. To preregister, call the FWC at 863-648-3200 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Pre-registration will end on Friday, March 31, at 5 p.m.
Get your feet wet and register with TrophyCatch, FWC’s bass fishing angler recognition program. They are celebrating their 11th season, declared the “Season of Research.”
Follow TrophyCatch Facebook for news about what angler contributions are telling FWC about Florida’s largemouth bass.
Fish all year by getting your Florida fishing license at GoOutdoorsFlorida.com.