Fishing License



A Florida fishing license may be purchased at all Florida county tax collectors’ offices, online at or by calling toll-free 888-FISH-FLORIDA (888-347-4356). Residency must be verified.

License-Free Saltwater Fishing:
  • First Saturday and Sunday in June
  • First Saturday in September
  • Saturday following Thanksgiving
License-Free Freshwater Fishing:
  • First Saturday and Sunday in April
  • Second Saturday and Sunday in June

To make these events accessible to as many people as possible, the FWC planned these dates around holiday weekends and national events and National Fishing and Boating Week. Highlighted by significant national media coverage and public events, National Fishing and Boating Week promotes boating and fishing across the country as fun and healthy outdoor activities.

Plan your fishing experience today, but don’t forget, all other regulations such as seasons, size limits and bag limits still apply on these days. Visit to learn more about saltwater and freshwater fishing in Florida.