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Home > Take Me Fishing Blog > July 2019 > 5 Reasons You Shouldn't Go Fishing Without a License in California
If you're new to fishing, you may not be aware of the conservation-related benefits that come along with buying a fishing license.
While there are a few circumstances that may allow you to go fishing without a license in California (such as on free fishing days or when you are fishing from a public pier in ocean or bay waters), why limit yourself to these situations? Besides, your fishing license purchase helps contribute to conservation efforts.
Check out these five specific reasons why buying a fishing license versus fishing without a license is a smart move for conservation.
Since you know why purchasing a fishing license versus fishing without a license in California (or in any other state) is important, get your fishing license today and help support the conservation of your state's aquatic resources.
Debbie Hanson is an award-winning outdoor writer, women’s sport fishing advocate, IGFA world record holder, and freshwater guide living in Southwest Florida. Hanson’s written work has appeared in publications such as Florida Game & Fish Magazine, BoatUS Magazine, and USA Today Hunt & Fish. To learn more about her work, visit shefishes2.com or follow her on Instagram @shefishes2.
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