We are so glad you plan to get started fishing in Florida! To help you get started we have a number of resources you might find useful. First thing on the checklist: buy fishing license. You can find links to purchase your online today. Next, read information on local fishing groups, classes, and of course find FL fishing reports.

Other resources can be found directly on the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission’s (FWC) website:

Free Fishing Days in Florida:

Free Fishing Days are great opportunities for new or budding anglers to try out fishing without a license. Most of of these events take places during National Fishing and Boating Week.

  • Freshwater - 4/4/15 - 4/5/15; 6/13/15 - 6/14/15 
  • Saltwater - 6/6/15 - 6/7/15 , 9/5/15, 11/28/15
  • Learn more about Florida’s Free Fishing details and rules