Your family will need to purchase Maine fishing licenses and read the state fishing regulations before making plans to fish at a place like Rangeley Lake State Park. ME fishing laws or regulations cover topics such as bag limits, length limits and seasons. Fishing regulations will also vary depending on whether you plan to open water fish, ice fish or saltwater fish.

You can buy Maine fishing licenses online from the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife or purchase your license in person from a fishing license vendor near you.

ME Fishing Laws and Regulations

Without fishing laws, fish populations would become depleted and certain species could become endangered or be extinct. Fishing laws or regulations are designed to conserve fish populations so that current and future generations of anglers can experience the feeling of accomplishment that comes with catching a fish. Read the state fishing regulations in advance of your trip.

How to Assist with Conservation

With the increasing number of Maine fishing licenses being purchased each year means more anglers out on the waterways. This also means an increasing amount of pressure on our natural resources. In order to help assess and manage the pressure on fish populations, fishery biologists are employed by the state to help create effective fish management plans. Learn more about the actions that biologists take when creating fish management plans and how you, as an angler, can help.