Maine residents under 16 years old and non-residents under 12 years old may fish in Maine without a license. Older people must obtain a license before fishing in inland waters or transporting fish from inland waters. A saltwater recreational fishing registration of $1 is required.
Residents and nonresidents may obtain licenses from license agents throughout the state at sporting goods stores, many convenience stores, at town clerk offices, or online from the state Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. Nonresidents may also purchase a license by mail from the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. 207-287-8000.
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