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It's never been better!!!

Although one of the smallest and most densely populated states in the nation, New Jersey offers endless fishing opportunities. From spring migrations of striped bass and American shad in the Delaware River to miles of native trout streams, New Jersey anglers have some of the widest varieties of fishing opportunities available anywhere.

Through the Division's extensive stocking programs incredible opportunities exist not only for trout but for walleyes, hybrid striped bass and channel catfish as well. Muskellunge, northern pike and lake trout come in trophy proportions.

Great fishing opportunities await - so come find out why fishing in New Jersey has never been better!

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arrow Winter Trout Stocking Begins November 23
arrow 2,400 Landlocked Salmon Stocked in Three Lakes Add to Fall Fishing Season - DEP News Release
arrow New Jersey’s Other Hatchery - feature story
arrow New Jersey's Tiny Contributions Yield Big Results for Neighbors
arrow "Great Fishing Close to Home" Brochures
arrow Aquatic Invasive Species
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Highlights of Proposed 2016-2017 Fish Code Regulation Changes
Comment by December 4
Take the Warmwater/Coolwater Angler Survey

Freshwater Fishing in New Jersey
Warmwater fishing information Trout fishing information Landlocked salmon
Places to Fish - Ponds Places to fish - streams List of guides
Reservior FIshing Permits Accessible fishing sites Delaware River Access

Rules, Regulations and Advisories
License Information Regulations Freshwater Digest
Freshwater Permits Fish consumption advisories Clean Vessel Act

Programs & Events
Fishing Fun Photo Contest Skillful Angler Recognition Program Record Fish Program
Hook-a-Winner Program Trout In the Classroom Free Fishing Days
Education Programs Hooked On Fishing - Not On Drugs Pequest Programs

Related Sites
Sportfish Restoration Program National Fishing and Boating Week
Fishing Articles Teen Anglers


arrow Lake Survey (Depth) Maps
arrow Fish for Private Ponds
arrow Warmwater Fishing Has Never Been Better!
arrow The Fishing's Never Been Better in New Jersey
arrow NJ Boater's Resource Guide (pdf, 402kb)
arrow NJ Boat Ramp Guide (pdf, 1.2mb)
arrow Fish Health in New Jersey
arrow Freshwater Fish of NJ
arrow Delaware River Reports
arrow Emergency Contact Form (pdf, 36kb)
arrow Wildlife Management Areas
arrow Revising Hunting and Fishing Regulations


arrow State Record Lake Trout Patrolling the Depths of Round Valley Reservoir - Video Feature
arrow Boat Registration Information - NJ Motor Vehicle Commission
arrow Boat Operator License Information - NJ Motor Vehicle Commission
arrow Nutrient Pollution - US EPA Site
arrow How's My Waterway? - US EPA Site
Celebrating 75 Years: The Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program - USFWS Site, 2013
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Last Updated: November 19, 2015