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AUGUSTA, Maine(AP) - Maine wildlife officials say people can fish for free this weekend, providing a chance for people to try their hand at the sport for the first time.

The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife says anybody can fish on Maine's waterways without a license on Saturday and Sunday, except those who have had their license suspended or revoked.

Commissioner Chandler Woodcock says the department is offering the free-fishing weekend in hopes that more people will be introduced to the state's many winter fishing opportunities, particularly on the frozen lakes and ponds.

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