Anglers who possess their limit of fish may not accept additional fish as gifts. And anglers who give fish to others must label each and every fish with the anglers name plus the year, month, and day the fish was caught. People who accept such fish may only possess them in their homes – nowhere else.
I’ll bet you didn’t know all of this. I certainly didn’t. When John Rice of Castle Island Camps in Belgrade Lakes posted information about this from a conversation he’d had with a local game warden, I thought some of that information was wrong. So I hauled out my Open Water & Ice Fishing rulebook, but couldn’t find anything about this. I was pretty sure the legislation added the labeling requirement last session, so I emailed Lt. Shon Theriault of the Maine Warden Service with my questions.