Free Fishing Weekend is tomorrow, Sunday

Fri, 05/31/2019 - 10:15am

MAINE — Free Fishing Weekend is Saturday, June 1, and Sunday, June 2.

During free fishing weekend, 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.

Free fishing weekend is open to both residents and non-residents.

Whether on open water or ice, fishing is one of the most popular activities in Maine, according to Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, in a news release.

“Our nearly 6,000 lakes and ponds and more than 30,000 miles of rivers and streams offer endless opportunities,” said MDIFW. “Free fishing weekend is a great chance for people to try fishing for the first time and for experienced anglers to teach a new angler the joys of the sport!”

Looking for ideas on new places to fish nearby? Check out the Maine Fishing Guide.

Need to check a fishing law? Learn more about the new Fishing Laws Online Angling Tool or visit

If you're headed out on the water, make sure you and your friends always have properly fitted life jackets on - they save lives!