New Jersey Free Fishing Days

By Angeline Sheridan May 25, 2017

New Jersey's Free Fishing Days
June 10 and October 21, 2017

Round up the parents, grandparents, siblings and friends and get "hooked" on a great sport! Children under 16 can always fish for free, but on June 10 and October 21, 2017 ANYONE can fish public fresh or marine waters in New Jersey with no license is required. 

Freshwater fishing in New Jersey as never been better, according to the NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife. The state's larger lakes have have stocked muskellunge, northern pike, walleye, striped bass hybrids, channel catfish and lake trout, and smaller streams and waterways have rainbow trout raised by Hackettstown and Pequest State Fish Hatcheries. Wild populations of fish (not hatchery raised) can also be found in abundance; anglers should pay close attention to regulations affecting them as these conservation measures are frequently stricter than for their stocked brethren. 

For a list of places to fish in New Jersey, click HERE.