They don’t call Florida the "Fishing Capital of the World" for nothing! A diversity of sport fishes await you with plenty of coastline for surf fishing and a variety of rivers, lakes, and estuaries available for brackish and freshwater fishing.
If you bring your boat by car or truck, take advantage of boat slips located throughout the county for easy access to the water. No boat, no problem. There are charter fishermen who can take you out!
Those fishing off the Flagler Beach Municipal Pier don’t need to worry about purchasing a fishing license as their admission to fish off the pier includes their fishing license for the day while on the pier.
In order to fish in the State of Florida, you have to purchase a permit to fish in fresh and/or saltwater. You can buy them at the Tax Collectors office, online, or at most bait shops. However, additional charges may apply if the permits are purchased outside of the Tax Collectors office.
Check out the Boating and Angling Guide to Flagler and St. Johns County is now available. The guide includes maps of coastal waters for St. Johns and Flagler counties that depict aquatic grasses, artificial reefs, parks and preserves, fishing piers, marinas, and boat ramps open to the public. Also featured is information on habitats and animals, popular sport fish, boating safety and protocol, and a resource directory.