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Fishing in Maine

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Maine’s nickname "Vacationland" is well deserved – and not just for the lighthouses and lobster. Maine offers some of the best fishing and hunting opportunities in the country. With over 32,000 miles of rivers and streams, 6,000 lakes and ponds, and millions of acres of extraordinary land, it is the ultimate playing field for the outdoor enthusiast. Anglers seek Maine for its native brook trout and Arctic charr fisheries, famous leaping landlock salmon, fierce-fighting bass, and more. Whether you come for fishing, hunting, or both - Maine has a little something for everyone. To get a truly unique experience, plan your visit to Maine with a licensed guide to help create an unforgettable trip. Tight lines!

Something for every level of angler.

Free Fishing Weekend

Free Fishing Weekends in Maine are February 15-16, 2020 and May 30-31, 2020. On these days, any person (except those whose license has been suspended or revoked) may fish without a license. All other laws and regulations apply on these days.