Lots of Fishing Rule Changes Proposed

The Fish and Wildlife Department’s list of proposed changes in fishing rules is lengthy, and you should check it out to see if changes are proposed on your favorite waters.



You can access a list of the proposed changes here.

You also have a chance to comment on the changes. The following public hearings on the proposed changes will be held:

  • July 25, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. – Northeastland Hotel, Red Room, 436 Main Street, Presque Isle
  • July 26, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. – Baxter Park Inn, Conference Room, 935 Central St, Millinocket
  • July 27, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. – Ramada, Breakfast Room, 215 High Street, Rt. 1 & 3, Ellsworth
  • August 2, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. – University of Maine Farmington, Olson Student Center, CR 123, 111 South Street, Farmington
  • August 3, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. – Comfort Inn, Breakfast Room, 199 Pleasant St, Brunswick

You can also submit comments in writing, to Becky Orff, Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, 284 State Street 41 SHS, Augusta, ME 04333; phone: 207-287-5202; fax: 207-287-6395; e-mail: Becky.Orff@maine.gov


George Smith

About George Smith

George stepped down at the end of 2010 after 18 years as the executive director of the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine to write full time. He writes a weekly editorial page column in the Kennebec Journal and Waterville Morning Sentinel, a weekly travel column in those same newspapers (with his wife Linda), monthly columns in The Maine Sportsman magazine, two outdoor news blogs (one on his website, georgesmithmaine.com, and one on the website of the Bangor Daily News), and special columns for many publications and newsletters. Islandport Press published a book of George's favorite columns, "A Life Lived Outdoors" in 2014. In 2014, George also won a Maine Press Association award for writing the state's bet sports blog. In 2016, Down East Books published George's book, Maine Sporting Camps, and Islandport Press published George and his wife Linda's travel book, Take It From ME, about their favorite Maine inns and restaurants.