Maine’s winter Free Fishing Weekend takes place around state
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.