Kids-only fishing opportunities abound

Posted May 29, 2012, at 2:28 p.m.

Unless otherwise stated, the following waters are only open to fishing by those under the age of 16:

Androscoggin County

Pettingill Park Pond, Auburn

Aroostook County

Aroostook River: From the Caribou Dam, in Caribou, downstream to and including Otter Brook, including all tributaries in this section upstream to the first highway bridge intersecting each tributary: Children 12 years of age or younger may fish from shore with a single-baited hook and line.

Aroostook River: From Hockenhull Brook in Fort Fairfield downstream to and including Pattee Brook, including all tributaries in this section upstream to the first highway bridge intersecting the tributary: Children 12 years of age or younger may fish from shore with a single-baited hook and line. Note: All salmon caught in any flowing water of the Aroostook River Watershed must be released alive at once.

Hannington Pond, Reed Plantation

Mantle Lake, Presque Isle

Pearce Brook, Houlton

Rock Crusher Pond, Island Falls

Cumberland County

Aldens Pond, Gorham

Coffin Pond, Brunswick

Hinckley Pond, Lower, South Portland

Stevens Brook, sometimes called Cemetery Brook, New Gloucester, From Church Rd. downstream to Gloucester Hill Road.

Franklin County

Carrabassett River. From its confluence with the West Branch of the Carrabassett River to Rt. 146 crossing.

Haley Pond Outlet, Rangeley

Mill Pond on Muddy Brook, Industry. From the dam on the outlet of Clearwater Pond to the next dam located below Route 43.

Pinnacle Pond, Kingfield

Toothaker Pond, Phillips

Wilson Stream, Wilton: From the first bridge downstream of Wilson Lake, including the canal, to the third (Route 156) bridge downstream of Wilson Lake.

Hancock County

Pickerel Pond, T32 MD

Lincoln County

Quarry Pond, Waldoboro

Oxford County

Abbott Brook, Mexico

Aunt Hannah Brook, Dixfield: From Rt. 142 downstream to the confluence with Webb River

Billy Brook, Brownfield: From confluence with Shepherd’s River upstream to the first bridge.

Magalloway River (many special regulations apply)

Pennesseewasee (Norway) Lake Outlet, Norway. From the dam at Main Street (Route 117) downstream to the dam at Route 26

Penobscot County

Cold Stream, Enfield: From the highway bridge on State Route 188 in Enfield to the red markers by the old hatchery fishway.

Giles Pond, Patten.

Jerry Pond and tributaries and outlet to barrier dam, Millinocket

Johnny Mack Brook, Orono

Lincoln Kids Pond, Lincoln

Mattagodus Stream, south of Route 6

Mill Stream (outlet of Little Wassookeag Lake), Dexter. From the dam on Little Wassookeag to the downstream side of the Liberty Street Bridge

O’Roake Pond, Sherman.

Penobscot County Conservation Association Pond, Brewer

Rocky Brook, Lincoln

Round Pond, Little, Lincoln

Piscataquis County

Drummond Pond, Abbot

Dunham Brook (including Kiwanis Park Pond), Dover-Foxcroft

Harris Pond (Milo Farm Pond), Milo

Sagadahoc County

Stephen E. Powell (Swan Island) Wildlife Management Area, Richmond

Somerset County

Hight Pond, Skowhegan

Kennebec River: From the confluence of Austin Stream to the Route 16 bridge, Bingham/Concord Township. Persons under 16 years of age may use worms as bait.

Mill Stream, Embden, from the Embden Pond outlet to the Cross Town Road bridge (minus the 200 foot zone from the hatchery).

Tibbetts Pond, Concord

Washington County

Foxhole Pond on headwaters of Great Falls Branch Brook, Deblois

Meyers Pond, North and South, Columbia

Middle River, Marshfield, Machias. Below the bridge on the Marshfield Road downstream to the mouth of Smelt Brook

York County

Leavitt Brook, Limerick, from the F.R. Carroll facility access road (Dole Ridge Road) to the first downstream dam.

Round Pond, Lyman

Wilcox Pond, Biddeford

For more in-depth rules and regulations that govern these waters, visit http://www.maine.gov/ifw/fishing/regulations_seasons/kidsonlywaters.htm

 

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