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Florida Fishing License and Regulations

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Florida Fishing License and Regulations


Things you need to know before you go fishing in Florida State. First of all for your information there are license free days every year for those who enjoy fishing on freshwater and/or saltwater.



Fishing license free days for freshwater in 2014


April 5, 2014 Saturday and April 6, 2014 Sunday

June 14, 2014 Saturday and June 15, 2014 Sunday


Fishing license free days for saltwater in 2014


June 7, 2014 Saturday and June 8, 2014 Sunday

September 6, 2014 Saturday

November 29, 2014 Saturday


No Fishing License is required if you are


1.     A child under 16 year old

2.     Florida residents 65 years and older

3.     Florida residents with disabled person Hunting and Fishing Certificates

4.     Florida residents in the U.S. Armed Services stationed out of state and home on vacation for 30 days or less.  

5.     Fishing at a lake of 20 acres or less on your own property without connection to public water.

6.     Anyone who has been accepted as a client for developmental services by the Department of Children and Family Services, proof needed.

7.     Anyone fishing from a for-hire vessel – guide, charter, party boat that has a valid charter boat license or charter captain license.

8.     Fishing for recreational purposes from a pier that has a valid pier saltwater fishing license

9.     For more information visit Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission here


Florida Residents Definition


Anyone who has stayed in Florida State continuously for six months or more before they applied for a Florida residency.  Also any member of the U.S. Armed Forces who is stationed in Florida and any of their family members who are staying with them in the same house.


License Fees


The license fee for fresh water fishing is $17.00 and the combine license of both fresh water and salt water is $32.50. The license is valid for 12 months unless otherwise stated.  For non-residents saltwater fishing license fees for three day is $17, seven days is $30 and 12 months is $47


Where to apply for the license?


You may apply online here or call 1-888-347-4356 or visit all county tax collectors’ offices


Relocating to a wonderful Venice Florida or the surrounding area? Visit KweeHuset.com or  give me a call at 941-716-3090  I can give you some fishing tips.




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Adrian Willanger
206 909-7536 AdrianWillanger-broker.com - Seattle, WA
Profit from my two decades of experience

Kwee, this is very useful information for all sports(people) in Florida. 

Happy New Year!

Jan 02, 2014 06:12 AM
Kwee Huset
Kwee Huset Realty - Venice, FL
Venice Florida Homes For Sale

Thanks Adrian. My husband likes to fish when he has the chance. 

Jan 02, 2014 08:21 AM
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


thanks for sharing the information on Florida Fishing Licenses and regulations.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Jan 02, 2014 08:52 AM
Kwee Huset
Kwee Huset Realty - Venice, FL
Venice Florida Homes For Sale

Thanks Lou.

Jan 02, 2014 09:02 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good information for Florida residents. If I moved to Florida, my age would exempt me from the license requirement. Good news for retirees.

Jan 02, 2014 09:45 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Kwee, This is very good information for the fisherman and those wanting to become one. My grandson is 6 and loves to fish. 

Jan 02, 2014 10:37 AM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Kwee, this good information to post.  I don't think PA offers Free fishing days.

Happy New Year!

Jan 02, 2014 10:39 AM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
This is great local information, Kwee. I'm glad your state offers free days. We do that in Colorado, too.
Jan 02, 2014 01:54 PM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Kwee, This is nice info on Florida fishing regulations. Your area must a begreat place for fhishermen (and women)...

Jan 02, 2014 08:18 PM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Kwee, thanks for sharing this valuable information for those wishing to go fishing in Florida.

Jan 02, 2014 09:24 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Kwee, great information for those ready to go fishing.    Nice to have some FREE fishing days!

Jan 03, 2014 10:34 PM
Wayne Johnson
Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper REALTORS® - San Antonio, TX
San Antonio REALTOR, San Antonio Homes For Sale

Kwee-Sounds like a great way to enjoy the outdoors in a kind of quiet setting. No license days are good for those who may need to save some funds but still want to enjoy the activity.

Jan 06, 2014 02:56 AM
Shanna Hall
Real Estate Solutions - Kirkwood, MO
I love selling houses!!!St. Louis, MO 314-703-1311

Kwee- this is very helpful information for fisher people!  I do not fish but members of my family do and this is great information to know!

Jan 06, 2014 10:50 PM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
Hi, Kwee...I'm just stopping in to say hello and to make sure I didn't miss a post from you. I'll be busy with buyers for the next few days. I hope things are going well for you.
Jan 07, 2014 12:30 PM
Eric Galuppo
Real Estate Rev - More Leads Means More Revenue

Kwee..this is a  very valuable information. I have Facebook friends who live in Florida. Should let them know.

Jan 12, 2014 05:07 PM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Wow it's kind of complicated.  Good thing you posted this list of rules and free days.

Jan 14, 2014 11:01 AM
Nick T Pappas
Assoc. Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Broker/Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL - Huntsville, AL
Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource

Kwee, great information about Florida Fishing License and Regulations.  That's quite a lot of info to remember, but I'm sure the kids that like to fish are well aware of the license free dates!

Jan 18, 2014 05:23 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Kwee, it is really SWEET to enjoy a few free days without buying a fishing license, but sure would be fun to be so close to go fishing often!

Jul 20, 2014 11:30 PM