AUGUSTA — Fishing is free in Maine waterways for anyone who is willing to brave the cold.

The state Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is holding a free fishing weekend on Saturday and Sunday all over the state. Any person may fish without a license on Maine waterways unless they have had their license suspended or revoked. Normal rules and regulations such as possession limits still apply.

Weather this weekend could be a factor. The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard watch from Cape Cod to coastal Maine. The storm could bring a foot or more of snow to some areas, with strong wind gusts. The snow is expected to begin falling Saturday and last into Sunday.

Another free fishing weekend is scheduled for May 30 and 31.