Monday, January 30th, 2023
Monday, January 30th, 2023

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Sportsmen Since 1967

Maine Family Free Fishing Days June 4-5

Plan Ahead! Family Free Fishing Days NEXT Weekend –
June 4-5

The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife’s annual
spring Family Free Fishing Days are coming up on June 4-5.

This free fishing event is open to any person except those whose
license has been revoked or suspended. All fishing regulations on
gear, bait, and bag and size limits apply. For a complete list of
fishing regulations, including limits and sizes, visit and click on “fishing.”

“One of my fondest memories is when I was three and my
grandparents took me fishing for the first time,” said Commissioner
Chandler Woodcock. “That experience began my life-long appreciation
for Maine’s outdoors. What stories of fishing together will you and
your child share when they’re older? Why not go make those memories
during Family Free Fishing Days?”

Family Free Fishing Days are NOT this weekend, May 28-29. The
incorrect dates are printed in the Ice and Open Water Fishing Law
Book. Please check MDIF&W’s website,,
for more information.

Fishing is one of the most popular activities in Maine, drawing
thousands upon thousands of residents and out-of-state visitors to
the state’s nearly 6,000 lakes and ponds and almost 32,000 miles of
rivers and streams.

Approximately 286,000 people annually purchase fishing licenses
in Maine, and the sport has a $300 million impact on the state’s

This weekend is the last of two free fishing weekends offered
this year.

Want to continue the fishing experience throughout the year?
Fishing licenses are available for purchase on MDIF&W’s Web
site,, at any of the more than 800 MOSES
licensing agents statewide, or at town offices and other locations.
They also are available at our main office at 284 State St.,


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