Freshwater Fishing License Information

General Information

 

Anyone freshwater fishing in Florida must possess a valid freshwater fishing license, excluding those entitled to exemptions.

 

NOTE: A valid Fishing License is required to fish by any method in a Fish Management Area.

 

Freshwater Fishing License Exemptions

 

  • Florida residents 65 years of age or older who possess either a Resident Senior Citizen Hunting and Fishing Certificate or proof of age and residency.

  • Anyone who has proof they have been accepted by the Florida Department of Health as a client for developmental services.

  • Children under 16 years of age.

  • Anyone possessing a Resident Freshwater Commercial Fishing License.

 

  • Florida residents who are members of the U.S. Armed Forces and not stationed in Florida, while home on leave for 30 days or less, upon submission of orders.

 

  • Florida residents fishing in the county of his or her residence with live or natural bait, using poles or hand lines that are not equipped with a reel or other line retrieval mechanism (cane pole), for noncommercial purposes.

 

  • Anyone fishing in a private fishing pond less than 20 acres. A private fishing pond 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.

 

 

  • Anyone fishing in their county of residence on the homestead of their spouse or minor child, or any minor child fishing on the homestead of their parent.

 

  • Anyone fishing in the St. Marys River or Lake Seminole (but not including tributary creeks in Florida), who has a valid Georgia fishing license.

 

  • Anyone fishing during a Free Fishing Weekend.

 

 

Freshwater Fishing License Fees

 

Resident Freshwater License

Freshwater Fishing License

 

Freshwater Fishing/Hunting Combination

 

Freshwater Fishing/Saltwater Fishing Combination

 

Freshwater/Saltwater Fishing/Hunting Combination

 

64 or Older Fishing/Hunting

Annual

$17.00

 

$32.50

 

$32.50

 

$48.00

 

$13.50

5 Year

$79.00

Includes: Freshwater Fishing and Hunting License, and Wildlife Management Area, Archery, Crossbow, Muzzleloading Gun, Turkey, Deer, and Florida Waterfowl Permits

Sportsman's License

$80.50

Includes: Freshwater Fishing and Hunting License, and Wildlife Management Area, Archery, Crossbow, Muzzleloading Gun, Turkey, Deer, and Florida Waterfowl Permits

Gold Sportsman's License

$100.00

Includes: Freshwater Fishing, Saltwater Fishing and Hunting Licenses, and Wildlife Management Area, Archery, Crossbow, Muzzleloading Gun, Turkey, Deer, and Florida Waterfowl, Snook and Lobster Permits

Military Gold Sportsman License

$20.00

Includes: Freshwater Fishing, Saltwater Fishing and Hunting Licenses, and Wildlife Management Area, Archery, Crossbow, Muzzleloading Gun, Turkey, Deer, and Florida Waterfowl, Snook and Lobster Permits

Nonresident Freshwater Fishing License

Nonresident 3 Day Freshwater Fishing License

 

Nonresident 7 Day Freshwater Fishing License

 

Nonresident 12 Month Freshwater Fishing License

Annual

$17.00

 

$30.00

 

$47.00

Resident Lifetime Freshwater Fishing License

Age 4 years or younger

 

Age 5 - 12 years

 

Age 13 years or older

 

$126.50

 

$226.50

 

$301.50

Resident Lifetime Sportsman License

Age 4 years or younger

 

Age 5 - 12 years

 

Age 13 years or older

 

$401.50

 

$701.50

 

$1,001.50

Includes: Freshwater Fishing, Saltwater Fishing and Hunting Licenses, and Wildlife Management Area, Archery, Crossbow, Muzzleloading Gun, Turkey, Deer, and Florida Waterfowl, Snook and Lobster Permits

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