Let’s go fishing! Freshwater license-free weekend is Saturday and Sunday

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TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) invites residents and visitors to go freshwater fishing during the two license-free days this weekend, April 2-3.

License-free freshwater fishing days provide an excellent opportunity for those new to fishing without needing to purchase a license. On these days, the fishing license requirement is waived for all recreational anglers, including residents and non-residents. All other rules, including seasons, bag and size limits still apply. 

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Some of Florida’s freshwater waterbodies are extra special right now. 

FWB is also celebrating its 10th season of TrophyCatch, its freshwater angler recognition program. Anglers can fish for special, pink-tagged largemouth bass for some big prizes. Visit to learn more.

For more information on freshwater fishing, visit Fish all year by getting a Florida fishing license at