Freshwater Fishing Rules and Regulations -- Florida Sport fishing Regulations
Summary, with links to commercial rules, statutes and the Florida Constitution.
Fishing License Information --details about license types (including
lifetime and 5-year), who needs them and how to obtain one instantly
via phone or the web. Fish Facts --information on freshwater fish commonly
caught by anglers, including identification, anatomy, life history and
angling tips. There is a list of Florida freshwater fish (with photos),
and info on threatened and prohibited species. 1-850- 488-4676
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If recreational fishing were considered a corporation, it would rank
13th on the Fortune 500 list of America's largest businesses. One out
of every 5 Americans over age 16 hunt and/or fish. Combined, more Americans
hunt and fish than play golf and tennis. The top three states in adult
angler population are: Florida: 2,900,000; California: 2,700,000;
Texas: 2,600,000 -- 1-800- BASS PRO
Fishing and Boating Guide
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of professional, amateur, recreational sports and physical fitness opportunities
that produce a thriving Florida sports industry and environment. The
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Florida has 3 million acres of freshwater lakes and 12,000 miles of
streams and rivers. From those waters over 250 different species of
freshwater fishes have been collected. This includes several rather
rare native fishes and 73 species of non-native fishes (fish that come
from outside of the United States and would not have been found in Florida
if it were not for man's intervention).
For your information -- Florida Licensing
For the purpose of fishing in Florida, a person is a RESIDENT if he
or she has lived in Florida for six continuous months prior to applying
for licenses and claims Florida as his or her primary residence.
Licenses may purchased from county tax collectors or their
subagents who are generally located at tackle shops fish camps and sporting
goods stores including Wal-Mart and K-mart.
A resident 12 month fresh water fishing license, which
is valid for 12 months from specific beginning date, currently cost
A nonresident fresh water license currently cost $31.50
for 12 continuous months.
Exception: Florida residents (see above) 65 years of age who possess
proof of age and residency,( typically a Florida drivers license) do
not need a fishing license.
NOTE: To report wildlife
violators call 1888-404-3922 or #FWC on a cell phone