Maine Special Fishing Laws (N)

Please review this section to determine if the body of water you wish to fish has any special regulations that differ from the General Fishing Laws Seasons and Bag Limits or the General Fishing Laws.

Note: If the body of water is not listed, then the General Fishing Seasons and Bag Limits and General Fishing Laws apply.
Keep in mind, some waters (tributaries, outlets, connected waters) are NOT listed individually and may be listed with the main waterbody, or waters with an S-3 code (direct tributaries closed to taking of smelts). Some waters are collectively listed under one of the following listings: Allagash Wilderness Waterway, Baxter State Park.

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NADEAU LAKE, Fort Fairfield (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4, S-19. Closed to taking live baitfish. Motorboats with more than 10 horsepower prohibited.

NAHMAKANTA LAKE, T1&2 R11 WELS (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: B. S-8 (except that 5 lines may be used from sunset to sunrise while fishing for cusk), S-16. Daily bag limit on landlocked salmon: 3 fish; minimum length limit: 12 inches.

NAHMAKANTA STREAM, T1 R11 WELS. General fishing laws apply, except: From Nahmakanta Lake downstream to the T1 R10 WELS town line: ALO.

NARRAGUAGUS LAKE, T16 MD, T9 SD, T10 SD (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI, CO. S-4, S-16. Closed to the taking of live baitfish.

NARRAGUAGUS RIVER, T34 MD to Deblois. General fishing laws apply, except:

Closed to all fishing is that portion of the Narraguagus River from a red marker at the mouth of Sodom Brook in Deblois, downstream approximately 150 yards to a red marker.

From the Route 193 bridge in Deblois to the downriver side of the Route 1 bridge in Cherryfield: FFO. (See Schoodic Brook). Except from 100 feet above the ice control dam in Cherryfield (this to the downriver side of the ice breakers) and extending upriver approximately 3.66 miles to the red markers situated on each side of the river: General law fishing.

Closed to all fishing within 100 feet of the ice control dam in Cherryfield (Title 12, subsection 12457).

Closed to all fishing from the ice control dam to the railroad bridge in Cherryfield, except from May 1 – June 10 a portion of river between two sets of red markers (at 100 feet below and 450 feet below the ice control dam): FFO.

NARRAGUAGUS RIVER, WEST BRANCH, AND TRIBUTARIES, T22 MD to Cherryfield. General fishing laws apply, except: Minimum length limit on trout: 8 inches. S-19. From the headwaters down to junction with Spring River: ALO.

NARROW POND, T8 R14 WELS (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. ALO, S-16.

NARROWS POND, UPPER AND LOWER, Winthrop (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: No ice fishing within 500 feet of the intake pipe on Upper Narrows. S-2, S-3. From October 1 – December 31: ALO, S-7.

NASHS LAKE, Calais (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: S-2, S-3, S-13. From October 1 – December 31: ALO, S-7.

NEQUASSET LAKE, Woolwich (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: No vehicles on ice (ATVs and snowmobiles exempted). Motorboats with more than 10 horsepower prohibited. Nequasset Lake is defined as the area south of the mouth of Nequasset Stream on the north end of the lake, and the area north of the Railroad bridge on the south end.

NESOURDNAHUNK (SOURDNAHUNK) STREAM, T4 R10 WELS to T2 R10 WELS. (See Sourdnahunk Stream).

NESOWADNEHUNK LAKE, T4 R10 WELS, T4 R11 WELS, T5 R10 WELS, T5 R11 WELS (See Sourdnahunk Lake).

NEZINSCOT RIVER, Turner. General fishing laws apply, except:

From the Central Maine Power Company transmission line crossing approximately 500 yards below the junction with Martin Stream to the Turner Mill Dam: ALO, S-19. Open to open water and ice fishing from January 1 – December 31.

From Turner Mill Dam downstream to its confluence with Meadow Brook: ALO, S-7. Open to open water fishing from January 1 – December 31.

From its confluence with Meadow Brook downstream to its confluence with the Androscoggin River: S-19. Open to open water and ice fishing from January 1 – December 31. The use of all legal forms of bait, artificial lures, and artificial flies is permitted.

NICATOUS LAKE, T40 MD (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: Daily possession limit on smelts: 1 quart.From October 1 – December 31: ALO, S-7.

NICKERSON LAKE, Linneus, New Limerick (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: B. S-2, S-3, S-19, S-26. Open to open water fishing from October 1 – November 30: ALO, S-7.

NO NAME POND, T13 R10 WELS (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4.

NOKOMIS POND, Newport, Palmyra (South Region). General fishing laws apply. Motorboats with internal combustion engines prohibited.

NORCROSS POND, Chesterville (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: A. S-19. Daily bag limit on bass:2 fish, only 1 may exceed 14 inches. Open to open water fishing from October 1 – November 30 and open to ice fishing in November: S-7.

NORSE POND, Cutler (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4.

NORTH GORHAM POND, Gorham, Standish, Windham (South Region). North Gorham Pond is the impounded portion of the Presumpscot River from the North Gorham Pond Dam upstream to the red markers at the end of the Eel Weir Canal and the natural falls on the river (Latitude: 43.817579 Longitude: -70.448736). General fishing laws apply, except: Daily bag limit 1 brook trout and 1 landlocked salmon.

NORTH LAKE, Orient Twp. General fishing laws apply, except: B. S-2, S-3. International Water

NORTH POND, Chesterville (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: A. Daily bag limit on bass: 2 fish, only 1 may exceed 14 inches. Open to open water fishing from October 1 – November 30 and open to ice fishing in November: S-7.

NORTH POND, Elliottsville (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. ALO, S-17.

NORTH POND, Sumner (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: S-13, S-16. Motorboats with internal combustion engines prohibited within 300 yards of North Pond Dam. Motorboats with more than 10 horsepower prohibited on rest of pond. From October 1 – December 31: ALO, S-7.

NORTH POND, T14 R9 WELS (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. FFO, S-20.

NORTH POND AND LITTLE POND, Mercer, Rome, Smithfield (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: The use of all legal forms of bait, artificial lures, and artificial flies is permitted from January 1 – December 31.

NORTHEAST POND, Acton, Lebanon. General fishing laws for Interstate Waters apply.

NORTHERN STREAM, T19 ED BPP, Berry Twp. General fishing laws apply, except: S-13.

NORTHWEST POND, Massachusetts Gore (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. FFO.

NORTHWEST POND, LITTLE, Massachusetts Gore (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. FFO.

NORTHWEST RIVER, Sebago. (See Sebago Lake).

NORTON (PETERS) POND, Brownville (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: Open to open water and ice fishing from January 1 – December 31: S-19.

NORWAY POND, T9 R10 WELS (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4.

NOTCH POND, Bowdoin College Grant West (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. FFO.

NOTCH POND, BIG, Moosehead Junction Twp (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. ALO, S-7.

NOTCH POND, LITTLE, Moosehead Junction Twp (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. ALO, S-17.

NOYES (NORRIS) POND, Blue Hill (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI, CO. S-4, S-17.

NUMBER NINE LAKE AND TRIBUTARIES, T9 R3 WELS (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4, S-19.

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