Before you go fishing, be informed and know the Florida fishing laws. The fishing information on this site is a brief overview of fishing in Florida, but the laws do change periodically. It is important that you personally read and thoroughly understand the Florida Fishing Regulations and the Florida Fishing laws before you go fishing. For more information, you can visit the Florida Wildlife Commission website.
Farris Bryant Building
620 S. Meridian St.
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1600
Amelia Island fishing has several exemptions from the Florida fishing laws concerning those that do not need a fishing license. These people can obtain a free license at a tax collector’s office. It would be wise to check with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s website before visiting Amelia Island. Licenses can be obtained online or purchased at Wal-Mart on Amelia Island.
Finding the Fish
Angler’s Mark Fishing Tours
Whether it’s your first time or you are a seasoned professional, fishing on Amelia Island provides visitors an exciting activity to enjoy. There are several options for fishing on Amelia Island including a chartered fishing boat.
Captain Allen – With over 35 years of fishing experience from Fernandina Beach to Mexico to the Bahamas Captain Allen can take you from the Backcountry or open blue water. All types of excursion.
1 Front Street
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Director Terry LaCoss – The Amelia Angler can schedule fishing and sailing charters for 2 to 40 people. Along with group charters to Cumberland Island and the “Dungeness” Ruins, catered cocktail cruises and family fishing fun there is something for everyone.
111 Centre Street
Historic Fernandina Beach, FL
Amelia Island Backwater Tours
Captain Scott Stewart – Specializing in red fish and spotted sea trout. You will also catch tarpon, sharks, flounder, black drum, and jack crevalle in the water surrounding the historical Fernandina Beach-Amelia Island area. We supply all rods, reels, tackle, bait, ice, and fishing license for backwater fishing trips.
Captain Russell Tharin & Janet Tharin
We specialize in redfish and spotted sea trout fishing in the backcountry flats inshore and near shore of Amelia Island, Florida They offer charters, lessons and ECO tours.
4814 Westwind Ct.
Amelia Island, FL, 32034
Where to Spend the Night
We have a range of vacation rentals to suit the needs of families, couples or solo travelers to Amelia Island. Browse our list of island lodging options that includes:
- beachfront properties
- rentals close to the fishing pier
- condo communities
- single-family homes
- pet-friendly accommodations
Thinking about an extended stay on Amelia Island? We have unfurnished and non-smoking property leases for 6 months or longer. There’s plenty to do here, so book your long-term rentals today.