I accepted the challenge to choose favorite waters in the new 2016 Maine fishing rule book, and try to find the applicable rules. I selected Nesowadnehunk Lake and Stream, and the Kennebec River, and pretended I had never fished there. I have owned a camp on Nesowadnehunk Lake for many years, but for the purposes of this exercise, I pretended this would be my first year of fishing there.
I am writing this in narrative form mostly for my own amusement, with apologies. I am sure you will get my drift, and recognize the difficulty encountered by any angler who is trying to discover the rules governing a lake, pond, river, stream, or brook with which he or she is unfamiliar. Even experienced anglers would have difficulty finding their favorite waters and the applicable rules in this rule book.