LifeLines: Fishing facts

LifeLines: Fishing facts
LifeLines: Fishing facts

Fishing from the beach or wade fishing off the beach requires a saltwater shoreline fishing license for residents and non-residents.

You do not need the license if:

  • you have a resident recreational saltwater fishing license
  • you are fishing from a pier that has a blanket license
  • you are fishing in your home county with a pole or line not equipped with a line retrieval device
  • you are 65 or over and are a Florida resident
  • you are under 16 from any state
  • you are a Florida resident and a member of the U.S. Armed Forces not stationed in Florida and are here on leave for 30 days or less
  • you are eligible for food stamps, temporary cash assistance or Medicaid

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