2019 Maine Fishing Laws
2019 Maine Fishing Laws

The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife has released the 2019 Edition of the Maine Fishing Laws Guide. Buxton News brings it to you in a convenient location for desktop or mobile viewing.

To find the fishing regulations for the water which you would like to fish, see the General Fishing Laws, then check if the water which you want to fish is listed in the alphabetical Special Fishing Laws.

  • If water is listed, any exceptions to the General Laws will be designated by text or Special Season or Law Codes.
  • If water is not listed, only General Fishing Laws apply.
  • Unlisted Tribal Waters located in Passamaquoddy or Penobscot Indian Territory are an exception. For these waters, see the Tribal Water Laws.

Some waters (tributaries, outlets, connected waters) are not listed individually and may be listed with the main waterbody, or waters with an S-3 code (tributaries closed to taking smelts).

Some waters are collectively listed under one of the following area listings: Allagash Wilderness Waterway, Baxter State Park.