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Maine’s winter Free Fishing Weekend takes place around state

February 16, 2019

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Mainers who are angling for something to do this weekend are getting a free pass from the state.

Maine is allowing anyone to fish for free in the state on Saturday and Sunday. Anglers can fish without a license on waterways in the state. Normal rules such as bag and possession limits still apply.

The free weekend is open to residents and non-residents. The only people not allowed to participate are those who have had their license suspended or revoked.

Maine is a popular destination for ice and open-water fishing, as the state has almost 6,000 lakes and ponds and more than 30,000 miles of rivers and streams.

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Online: https://www.maine.gov/ifw/fishing-boating/fishing/fishing-resources/maine-fishing-guide/index.html