Published: Mon, June 05, 2017
National | By Rosalie Gross

Fish without a license for two weekends in Florida

Fish without a license for two weekends in Florida

Texas Parks and Wildlife allowed anyone in the state to fish on public waters without a license Saturday.

Every year, Colorado Parks and Wildlife hosts its annual free fishing weekend on the first weekend in June.

On these weekends, a fishing license is not required.

The Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation's website offers information on events sponsored by businesses and communities during National Fishing and Boating Week, as well as locating fishing sites, identifying recreational species and finding fishing tips. On these days, the fishing license requirement is waived for all recreational anglers (residents and non-residents). Gov. Scott said it's a good opportunity for people to see why Florida is known as the Fishing Capital of the World.

"With two consecutive weekends of license-free fishing here in Florida, National Fishing and Boating Week is a great time for anglers to share their passion for fishing and boating with friends and loved ones".

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In honor of National Fishing and and Boating Week, Texas Parks and Wildlife picks one Saturday a year to provide an exemption to fish without purchase of a fishing license.

"This is the ideal opportunity for anglers to introduce a friend, family member and, especially, children to one of America's favorite activities", said Doug Krieger, aquatic section manage for Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

"Bring the family out to have some fun on the lake", Samson Williams, a participant in license-free fishing, said.

The restrictions on size and quantity limits still apply.

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