Friday, Saturday after Thanksgiving declared license-free fishing days

kayak-fishingFriday, Nov. 29 will be a license-free freshwater fishing day and Saturday, November 30 will be a saltwater license-free fishing day, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Governor Rick Scott announced on Wednesday.

There are eight license-free fishing days per year, where the requirement to have a recreational fishing license is waived for residents and visitors. All other fishing and boating rules and regulations still apply (see MyFWC.com/Fishing for details).

Dec. 28 will be the last freshwater license-free fishing day for 2013.

Beginning in 2014, all eight license-free fishing days will fall on the same weekend days from year to year, allowing potential anglers to plan fishing trips in advance and businesses and nonprofit groups to plan events around these fishing license holidays.

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