Private Fish Pond License
If you own a fish pond of more than 20 acres which is located entirely within your property, you may obtain a Private Fish Pond License from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to exempt persons fishing in your pond from the recreational freshwater fishing license requirement.
The license costs $3 per surface acre.
These two license exemptions may also apply when fishing in private fish ponds:
- Anyone fishing in a fish pond of 20 acres or less which is located entirely within the private property of its owner does not need a freshwater fishing license. A fish pond is a man-made pond constructed for the primary purpose of fishing, entirely within the property lines of the owner and with no surface water connection to public waters.
- People who freshwater fish in their county of residence on their homestead or the homestead of their spouse or minor child, or who are a minor child freshwater fishing on the homestead of his or her parent do not need a freshwater fishing license.