June 2, 2022

MDIFW NEWS: Free Fishing Weekend is June 4 & 5

You can fish without a license June 4-5!

Whether you haven't fished in years, since you were a kid, or you want to try something new, cast a line this weekend!

In a fast-paced world, fishing is a great way to slow down and connect with nature. You'll be rewarded with beautiful views, memories, lessons, and hopefully, fish!

Wondering where to fish?

No matter where you are in the state, there is fishing opportunity near you. Check out the stocking report to see where the Department stocked fish near you, read the monthly fishing report with tips and recommendations from each region, or check out the Maine fishing guide. If looking for additional guidance, hire a registered Maine fishing guide! Guides are happy to bring people of all ages and experience levels fishing.

Before you head out, be sure to review Maine's fishing laws.

During Free Fishing Weekend, any person including both residents and non-residents (except those whose license has been suspended or revoked) may fish without a license. All other laws and rules apply on these days.