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Fishing Licenses

Exemptions from Freshwater Fishing Licenses

Florida law requires possession of a valid fishing license when freshwater fishing with the following exceptions:

  • Any individual under 16 years of age.
  • Florida residents 65 years of age and older. You must carry your Florida driver license or proof of age and residency.
  • No license is required of a resident fishing in the county of his/her residence using a cane-fishing pole.
  • Residents who are totally and permanently disabled and they must present authorized disability statements with proof of residency.
  • Military personnel who are residents of Florida and are home on leave for a period of 30 days or less and have valid orders in their possession.

For more information, please contact our office.