required for all residents; federal/state differences
Fishing is a popular recreational activity in Florida but not everyone is aware of the laws governing it. Florida law requires everyone over the age of 16 to have a fishing license, regardless of whether they are residents or non-residents. Exceptions are made for people who are angling from saltwater shorelines, private property, and freshwater bodies on private property. It is important to always adhere to the laws and regulations of the state to ensure a safe and enjoyable fishing experience.