Given the thousands of miles of ocean coastline and over 3,000 freshwater lakes, fishing in Maine is an experience you won’t want to miss. You can find a local fishing class to help you get prepared for your first trip. Then, all you need to do is buy your ME fishing license online, and read fishing reports to learn where the fish are biting or what baits are working best.

More general information about fishing in Maine can be found through the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife.

Free Fishing Days in Maine

During Free Fishing Days events, fishing license requirements are waived for recreational anglers. Free Fishing Days are the ideal time for adults who don’t yet have a license to introduce kids to fishing or for avid anglers to mentor beginners. Note the specific dates and rules that apply in your state.