Free fishing weekend is the perfect time for people of all ages to try their hand at fishing and see why the sport is such a beloved Maine tradition.
Free fishing weekend will take place on Saturday, June 3 and Sunday, June 4, which means any person 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.
Fishing is one of the most popular ways to enjoy Maine’s great outdoors. There are wonderful fishing opportunities throughout the state on the nearly 6,000 lakes and ponds and more than 30,000 miles of rivers and streams.
The Department stocks more than 1 million fish each year and manages more than 20 species of freshwater game fish.
The Department also offers a free ice fishing weekend in February each year.
For a complete list of fishing regulations, including limits and sizes, visit mefishwildlife.com