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MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) –  Have an itch to go freshwater fishing today but don’t have a license? Don’t worry, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation is granting you a license-free freshwater fishing day, Saturday.

This Saturday, anglers can cast their lines license-free into freshwater. Last Saturday, June 1st, the commission celebrated a day of saltwater fishing where a license was not necessary.

“We hope visitors and residents alike will be able to join in the excitement of Florida’s saltwater and freshwater fishing this year by participating in one of our license-free fishing days or attending an event surrounding the days,” FWC Executive Director Nick Wiley said in a press release. “This is an excellent opportunity to share the fun and togetherness of a fishing trip with the entire family or to introduce someone to a lifetime hobby of fishing.”

The wildlife commission also made Sept. 1 a license-free saltwater fishing day, which not only falls on a holiday weekend, but is during the popular bay scallop season.

Each year, the first Saturday in April and second Saturday in June will be license-free freshwater fishing days. All bag limits, seasons and size restrictions apply on these dates.

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