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Get Ready for Free Fishing Days 2021

Get Ready for Free Fishing Days 2021

By Debbie Hanson

Mar 03, 2021

Find free fishing days 2021 that offer opportunities for those who don't yet have a fishing license to try fishing, take a kid fishing, take a friend fishing

Do you know someone who wants to try fishing, but just hasn’t had a chance to get out on the water yet or purchase a license? If so, free fishing days in 2021 can provide the perfect opportunity for those who don't yet have a fishing license to try fishing, take a kid fishing, or for avid anglers to introduce a friend to fishing without the friend having to purchase a license.

On free fishing days, the fishing license requirement is waived for all recreational anglers, which includes both residents and non-residents – just keep in mind that all other rules and regulations (such as seasons, bag and size limits) still apply.

How to Find Free Fishing Days by State

Check a list of free fishing days by state for this year, and then you’ll know when you can take a new angler fishing for free without the need for a license. You can find a list of free fishing days 2021 in the Guide to Free Fishing Days on the Take Me Fishing website, or by checking with your state agency. In Florida, for example, there are two freshwater license-free fishing days coming up on April 3rd and 4th.

If you’ve been contemplating when to fish this year, these 2021 free fishing days are a great time to get out and experience all of the relaxing benefits that fishing has to offer. Some state-designated free fishing days even span the course of a weekend. In those cases, you have two full days to take advantage of the license-free fishing benefits.

Freshwater and Saltwater Free Fishing Days

One other tip, if you live in a state where you have access to both freshwater and saltwater fishing, be sure to confirm which free fishing days apply to freshwater waterways and which apply to saltwater or if the free fishing day applies to both situations.

Spring is on the way, so don’t miss the chance to take advantage of at least one free fishing day!

Debbie Hanson
Debbie Hanson
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 or follow her on Instagram @shefishes2.