Does anyone know if it is legal to collect freshwater fish from state parks? Or does anyone know of any places where to collect?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Posted 07 March 2018 - 10:41 PM
Check out the license and regulatiosn for Florida to get the best answer http://myfwc.com/license/ but I think the answer is yes, you are OK in many state parks.
Check out the Florida Collecting Guide . It has exactly this information.
Posted 08 March 2018 - 02:47 PM
Just to be safe I would also check with local park staff when you get there. State, city and county park signs in my state (NC) usually say that "fishing" is allowed, immediately followed by "it is unlawful to collect or remove any animal, plant, mineral, or archaeological artifact". Taking fish with nets may be viewed as "collecting" rather than "fishing" depending on who's running the park office that day.
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