Looking for a way to celebrate with mom this weekend? Take her fishing -- it's free this weekend.

You may have heard of free fishing weekends. Traditionally, the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife sets aside two weekends a year for Free Family Fishing Days. On these designated days, anyone can fish in Maine waters without a license. Traditionally, one weekend is set during ice fishing season, and another during open water season.

Well, the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is adding another free fishing weekend. In honor of Mother's Day, anyone can fish Maine waters without a license, May 8-9. Those planning to take part without fishing licenses must register online. Ages 15 and younger do not need to register.

All other laws and regulations must be followed. Those regulations and bag limits can vary depending on the body of water you choose to fish. It's recommended that you read through the 2021 Maine Open Water and Ice Fishing Law Book.

The Free Family Fishing Days for open water fishing are set for June 5 and 6.

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