Visitors who are listed on the National Saltwater Angler Registry are still required to have a Florida recreational saltwater fishing license unless they are a member of one of the exempted groups listed. Non-residents using beach or haul seines for recreational purposes are required to have a commercial saltwater products license.
A fishpond is a man-made pond constructed for the primary purpose of fishing, entirely within the property lines of the owner and with no surface water connection to public waters. That license is not a disability accommodation but economic accommodation for the segment of Florida's disabled population who may not be able to afford to pay for the license.
Expand All | Collapse All Required to take or attempt to take saltwater fish, crabs, clams, marine plants or other saltwater organisms (other than non-living seashells and lionfish with certain gear). A Floridafishinglicense is required to land saltwater species in Florida regardless of where they are caught (state or federal waters).
Valid for saltwater fishing from the shoreline or a structure affixed to shore. Saltwater fishing license combined with freshwater fishing and/or hunting license (s) for a reduced-cost to Florida residents.
Includes Saltwater Fishing, Hunting and Freshwater Fishing licenses; and Wildlife Management Area, Archery, Muzzle loading Gun, Crossbow, Deer, Turkey, Florida Waterfowl, Shook and Lobster permits. Includes Hunting, Saltwater Fishing and Freshwater Fishing licenses; and Wildlife Management Area, Archery, Muzzle loading Gun, Crossbow, Deer, Turkey, Florida Waterfowl, Shook and Lobster permits.
Available to Florida residents who are active duty or retired military members at GoOutdoorsFlorida.com through an online verification process. The license is also available at Florida tax collectors' offices with proof of residency and a current military identification card.
Required, in addition to a saltwater fishing license, when landing tarpon. So dig into your garage for that idle rod and reel, pick up some bait at your local tackle shop and get out there to enjoy the outdoors.
Under Florida law, all anglers fishing in salt or freshwater, whether from a boat or from shore, are required to have a license in their possession with few exceptions (seniors over 65 and children under 16). A shook or spiny lobster permit are also not required on these days.
The free resident shoreline license covers pier fishing, and many fishing piers have blanket licenses to cover other anglers, resident and non-resident. Charter captains will have a boat license that covers anglers on board, resident or non-resident.
I called from my cell phone, charged my renewal, and they issued my new license number on the spot. One time I was caught without a pen, so I carved the number into my fish-measuring stick.
Download the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission app “Fish | Hunt Florida from Apple App Store or Google Play, and you’re in business. You can still purchase your license at a tackle shops, sporting good stores or from your county tax collector.
For more information about saltwater fishing in Florida and licensing requirements, go to the FCC’s website at myfwc.com Bob Rowntree is a retired journalist who has lived in Florida for 40 years, all the while exploring back roads, hidden beaches and scenic parks with kayaks, travel trailer, beach toys and bicycles in tow.
(Also exempt from federal duck stamp requirements.) Residents age 65 or older may obtain, at no cost, complimentary hunting and fishing certificates from county tax collectors’ offices.
you are a Florida resident certified as totally and permanently disabled and you possess a Florida Resident Disabled Person Hunting and Fishing Certificate. you are a resident who is a member of the Armed Forces of the United States, you are not stationed in this state, and you are home on leave for 30 days or less, upon submission of orders.
* These exemptions do not apply for the federal duck stamp. A fishpond is a man-made pond constructed for the primary purpose of fishing, entirely within the property lines of the owner and with no surface water connection to public waters.
39/197 Development 68A-5.006 This rule making is to permanently designate four Free Freshwater Fishing Days in rule. 39/168 Final 68A-5.006 Designation of Free-Freshwater Fishing Days; License Requirements and Regulation Compliance 11416141 Effective:05/02/2012 Proposed 68A-5.006 The purpose and effect of this rule amendment would be to provide a greater opportunity for individuals and families to enjoy a free Saturday fishing, without the requirement of a license, in Florida ’s fresh waters.
38/08 Development 68A-5.006 The purpose and effect of this rule amendment would be to provide a greater opportunity for individuals and families to enjoy a free Saturday fishing, without the requirement of a license, in Florida ’s fresh waters. Anglers should know the current marine fisheries regulations, including size and creel limits.
For details about the citation program and/or current marine fisheries regulations, visit any Outer Banks bait and tackle shop or pier or call the North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries at 800-682-2632 (North Carolina only), 252-808-8081 or visit Division of Marine Fisheries website. For further information about the Coastal Recreational FishingLicense, including a list of locations that sells licenses, visit the Division of Marine Fisheries website.
License fees are based on whether you are a Florida resident or a non-resident. To be a resident you must have lived in Florida for six continuous months prior to the issuance of a license and intend to continue to reside in Florida and claim Florida as your primary residence.
Any member of the United States Armed Forces, who is stationed in this state, is considered a resident for the purpose of licensing fees. This is a brief summary of regulations governing the taking of saltwater species in Florida for personal use.
It is not intended, or designed to provide specific information on commercial harvesting of these species. For species that do not have an established bag limit, more than 100 pounds or 2 fish per person, per day (whichever is greater), is considered commercial quantities.
Recreational licenses and permits for residents and nonresidents are available at county tax collectors’ offices. In addition, you can buy them from subagents, such as sporting goods stores or other retailers that sell hunting or fishing equipment; on the Internet and by phone.
All license, permit and issuance fees are subject to change by the legislature. Funds generated from the sale of these licenses are invested, creating an endowment to support the long-term conservation of Florida ’s wildlife and fisheries resources.
Your lifetime license will remain valid for use in Florida even if you move out of state. The lifetime license is for parents, grandparents and family friends who want to pass on the joys of outdoor recreation to young people and help ensure that today’s youth have the natural resources to share hunting, freshwater fishing and saltwater fishing with their children.
The lifetime license is for conservationists who want to contribute to the long-term management of Florida ’s natural resources. The principal is held in perpetuity to ensure future funding for fish and wildlife programs.
This endowment will ensure that Florida ’s natural resources are conserved today for the future and that your children can pass on your family’s hunting and fishing tradition to their children. • Any member of the United States Armed Forces who is stationed in Florida (includes spouse and dependent children residing in the household).
Residents age 65 or older may obtain, at no cost, complimentary hunting and fishing certificates from county tax collectors’ offices. • You are a Florida resident certified as totally and permanently disabled and you possess a Florida Resident Disabled Person Hunting and Fishing Certificate.
A fishpond is a man-made pond constructed for the primary purpose of fishing, entirely within the property lines of the owner and with no surface water connection to public waters. • You are fishing in the St. Mary’s River or Lake Seminole (but not including tributary creeks in Florida) and have a valid Georgia fishing license.
• You fish for mullet in fresh water and you have a valid Florida freshwater fishing license. • Follow this link for information about quota hunt permit exemptions.
If you have a major credit card, the FCC offers you 2 ways to buy your hunting or fishing license without leaving your home. With either method, you’ll have a temporary license number within minutes, enabling you to hunt (in season) or fish right away.
Persons born on or after June 1, 1975, may not be issued a license to hunt in Florida with the use of a firearm, gun (including a muzzle loading gun), bow or crossbow without first having successfully completed a hunter safety course. Anyone who meets the above description must present a valid hunter safety certification card prior to being issued a hunting license (excluding lifetime licenses).
Additional regional gear restrictions may apply in your county. Also, it is against the law to intentionally discard any monofilament netting or line into or onto state waters.
Non-residents using beach or haul seines for recreational purposes are required to have a commercial saltwater products license and legibly mark the seine at both ends with the harvester’s saltwater products license number. Beach or haul seines may be used as harvesting gear for the following species only: black drum, bluefish, cobra, flounder, mullet, Florida pompano, red drum, sleepyhead, shrimp, Spanish mackerel, spotted sea trout, weakfish, and unregulated species.
In this case you are restricted to one daily bag limit regardless of the number of days fished. Other scenarios might be that you are camping on the mainland, staying in a motel, at your beach house, in transit over land from an extended fishing trip, etc.
Regional Office 3900 Crane Field Road Lakeland, FL 33811 FCC officers assist boaters who are in distress, provide advice and direction to those who are traveling Florida ’s coastline and waterways, and may issue citations for violations of state and federal fishing, wildlife and boating laws.