Free Stuff For Fishermen
LABELLE, FL. -- Beginning March 1, the first 3,000 anglers to upgrade to a 5-year freshwater Florida fishing license will receive a special incentive in the form of free tackle, publications and fishing accessories that add to the convenience and cost savings already associated with a 5-year license.
A 5-year license costs just $79, plus a convenience fee, but in return you know the fees won't increase while you have your license, and you don't need to worry about renewing for five years.
The first 3,000 customers to upgrade to a 5-year freshwater fishing license after March 1 receive a free bonus package by mail with samples, magazines and coupons from fishing-related companies. Some of the items offered include free hooks from Tru-Turn and Owner, jigs from Fish Vision, a free spool of Spiderwire fishing line from Berkley, lead-free sinkers from Bullet Weights, and biodegradable lures from Fish Bites and Stubby Steve�s.
Also in the package is a variety of useful literature to help ensure a safe-and-sustainable fishing trip, including Florida Wildlife magazine, freshwater regulations booklet, boating safety, fish ID charts, Polk County fishing maps, and a Nature Rocks brochure. Also thrown in are Catch-and-Release (Sure Life) for your livewell, a retractor for your angling tools (Power Pole), instructions and special �Fishhook Removal String,� plus coupons for fishing or paddling trips (Bass Online, Canoe Outpost), educatonal programs (Ladies, Let�s Go Fishing), fuel supplements (Fuel Medics) for your boat motor, and top-of-the-line polarized fishing sunglasses (Ocean Waves).
Five-year licenses are available online at MyFWC.com/License and or by calling, 888-347-4356. In addition, they may be purchased at any license agent, such as retail stores that sell fishing supplies and bait-and-tackle shops or at local county tax collectors� offices. Even if your current license hasn�t expired, you can order a 5-year license now and have the effective date for the license set for up to 60 days after the purchase.