Florida Invites Anglers to Enjoy License-Free Freshwater Fishing on April 6-7

Florida Invites Anglers to Enjoy License-Free Freshwater Fishing on April 6-7

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Fishing enthusiasts in Florida are gearing up for a license-free freshwater fishing weekend from April 6 to April 7. During this time, anglers will be able to fish in freshwater lakes and rivers without the need for a license or permit, as announced by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC).

Tom Graef, FWC's Director of the Division of Freshwater Fisheries Management, emphasized the importance of these license-free fishing weekends in helping people connect with nature and each other. However, it's important to note that all other fishing regulations, such as restrictions on fishing seasons, bag limits, and size limits, will still be enforced.

Normally, Florida residents and visitors are required to obtain a Florida hunting, freshwater fishing, or saltwater fishing license or permit to participate in these activities. This requirement extends to passive participants who engage in activities like setting decoys, calling birds, or baiting hooks.

To encourage young anglers to experience fishing for the first time, the FWC is hosting two family fishing events during the license-free weekend. The first event will be held at the Tenoroc Fish Management Area in Lakeland on Saturday, April 6, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The second event will take place at the Florida Bass Conservation Center in Webster on the same day, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

These events provide an excellent opportunity for families to enjoy the outdoors and introduce children to the joys of fishing. Before heading out, it's recommended that anglers check the FWC website for more information on fishing regulations and to ensure they are following all necessary guidelines.

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