Saturday and Sunday, May 30 - 31, 2020, is Free Fishing Weekend. This is a great opportunity to try fishing f. Fishing licenses were not required during the month of April 2020 but became a requirement again on May 1. may fish for free without a license on Maine’s waterways, except those who have had their license suspended or revoked. All other rules and regulations, including bag and possession limits, apply.
Please note: With the exception of this semi-annual Free Fishing Weekend, inland fishing licenses are required. Fishing licenses were not required during the month of April 2020, but became a requirement again on May 1.
Looking for ideas on new places to fish nearby? Check out the Maine Fishing Guide
or the fishing report.
Before you go fishing, please remember to:
Be safe and prepared - ALWAYS wear a life jacket. It is early in the season meaning the water is cold, and streams and rivers are high with strong currents
Fish close to home
Have a plan B and C so if your first fishing spot is busy, you can try the next spot
Don't share equipment
Follow the CDC guidelines for physical distancing
Don't carpool with non-household members
Let someone know where you are going, and when you expect to return
If you are exhibiting symptoms or have recently been exposed to COVID-19, please stay home.