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Free fishing days for all tourists in Florida

Staff Writer |
This weekend, April 1st and 2nd, Floridians and visitors will be able to fish without a freshwater recreational fishing license.

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All bag limits, seasons, and size restrictions will still apply.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Chairman Brian Yablonski said, "If you’ve never been fishing before, this is a great opportunity to get out there and give it a try, or, if you’re a seasoned angler, take a friend or family member who has never been.

"They just might learn to appreciate it as much as you do."

This year, FWC is celebrating the 75th anniversary of Florida’s Wildlife Management Area system– nearly six million acres of lands managed as a habitat for wildlife and for people to enjoy fishing, hunting, wildlife viewing and more.

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