AUGUSTA – You may be cooped up inside all day, but anglers can rejoice knowing they can fish.
“Hearing this news that people in Maine can continue to fish continue to enjoy outdoor activities was just fantastic news,” Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Director of Communications, Mark Latti, said.
“Our game wardens are out and seeing people along river banks or you know out at ponds so we know that people are excited by this rule because they’re already outside fishing,” Latti said.
Even better news, you can fish for free through April.
“One of the things that Gov. Mills and commissioner Camuso did for anglers was suspend the requirement to have a license right now,” Latti said.
In addition, 2019 boat permits can be used for this month as well. All the MDIFW is asking is that you practice social distancing.
“A rod length is a perfect distance to stay apart if your rod is seven feet long if you’re using a fly rod nine feet is also excellent,” Latti added.
He also mentioned all regulations still apply and encouraged anglers to check out the MDIFW’s fishing report. Any questions can be answered on its website.