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Fishing New Jersey

EZFishing brings you New Jersey's most comprehensive list of fishing locations, providing interactive maps that show each location's GPS coordinates, nearby facilities (like restaurants, gas stations, marinas and fishing shops), their current and forecasted weather and, if available, their water conditions.

Registered users can rate fishing locations, post their personal/public notes and also tag them with information about fish species generally caught there as well as the most common and effective fishing techniques.

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New Jersey Fishing Resources

Fishing regulations and licensing, guides/outfitter services and local fishing clubs in New Jersey.

New Jersey Fishing Regulations

Are you familiar with the fishing regulation in New Jersey?
It is never a bad idea to check it again before your next outing.


New Jersey Fishing License

Purchasing a fishing license you are helping to preserve the environment and also ensure that future generations can enjoy fishing as you are. Among other things, your fishing license fees support fisheries and hatcheries management, education programs about fishing and conservation, protection of endangered species.

Here it is where you can get your fishing license.


Links to New Jersey Government Agencies

Here are a few websites of New Jersey's agencies involved in regulation and conservation.

New Jersey Fishing News

Check out what is the latest fishing buzz in New Jersey.

  • (WATCH) NJ fisherman rescues humpback whale from fishing net
  • It began as a typical day fishing near the Manasquan Inlet, but soon a New Jersey angler noticed something unusual. Sal Gatto told JSHN.com that as he was searching for bass, he spotted a 40-foot humpback whale that had become tangled in a fishing net.
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  • 5/23/2016 4:10:11 AM
  • The Jersey Shore is providing bountiful fishing
  • Blues and stripers are not the only fish serving up some action. The New Jersey fluke season opened Saturday and many anglers fishing for bass have been picking up some hefty fluke, which seem to be moving into the bays and tidal rivers in good numbers.
  • Reading Eagle
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  • 5/22/2016 4:25:41 AM
  • Outdoors: Fish take the bite of mosquitoes
  • Outdoors: Fish take the bite of mosquitoes With new fears of the Zika virus looming, New Jersey's mosquito-control efforts accelerated to curb mosquitoes. Check out this story on dailyrecord.com: http://dailyre.co/27LRF5V
  • Morris County Daily Record
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  • 5/21/2016 10:06:18 PM
  • Why fish care about how much fertilizer you use
  • While fertilizer wasn't the only culprit, a hypoxic area was created off the New Jersey coast in 1976 resulting in a $500 million loss to the fishing industry. The area eventually recovered but hundreds of these oceanic "dead zones" still exist worldwide.
  • NewsWorks
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  • 5/19/2016 12:36:00 PM
  • FISHING: Anglers excited for fluke season opener
  • The New Jersey Marine Fisheries Council met recently in Galloway Township and approved new regulations for the 2016 summer flounder season. Adam Monacelli Linda Davoli with a 72 lb. black drum caught in the Brigantine surf. (Photo: RipTide Bait and Tackle
  • Courier Post
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  • 5/19/2016 12:28:51 PM
  • Why you should be eating N.J. bluefish, the state's most underrated fish
  • "I cut em up into bite sized pieces and give them to my dog." Bluefish are everywhere in the waters of New Jersey in recent weeks. Social media and bait shop reports page are full of photos of monster bluefish being caught from Cape May to the Hudson River
  • New Jersey Online
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  • 5/17/2016 10:43:51 AM
  • Brick Native Honored At Governor's Cup Fishing Tournament
  • On Sunday, Ray Bukowski was honored by the New Jersey Beach Buggy Association for his work at the park during the 25th annual Governor's Surf Fishing Tournament. Bukowski is now the N.J. Department of Environmental Protection's assistant commissioner for .
  • Patch
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  • 5/17/2016 12:06:45 AM
  • Toms River Man Wins Governor's Cup Fishing Tournament
  • Dakota Hahn of Toms River landed the grand prize when he caught a 43.5-inch striped bass, the largest of 245 fish caught in the tournament, which had about 600 anglers from all over New Jersey as well as out of state competing, according to the state ...
  • Patch
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  • 5/16/2016 11:23:48 PM
  • Jersey Shore Fishing: Blues make Governor's Surf Tournament a great success
  • Check my blog tonight for more details. New Jersey Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno was not able to participate in the tournament as in previous years, but did stop by in the morning to wish participants good luck. Once fishing had ended DEP Commissioner .
  • New Jersey Online
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  • 5/16/2016 2:48:25 PM
  • Changing Migration Patterns Upend East Coast Fishing Industry
  • Summer flounder that once amassed in North Carolina have gradually shifted about 140 miles to New Jersey—one facet of the northward migration of fish species that is upending traditional fishing patterns. The move north has sparked debate among ...
  • The Wall Street Journal
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  • 5/11/2016 3:58:46 PM
  • New Jersey Using Fish to Fight Mosquitoes
  • Concerns over the spread of the Zika virus has municipalities all over the country taking extra precautions to control the mosquito population. And in Gloucester County, New Jersey, officials are hoping to stop the disease-carrying insects from ever making
  • NBC Philadelphia
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  • 5/11/2016 1:54:05 AM
  • Gloucester County Calls Out Fish To Fend Off Zika Virus
  • For a decade now, Gloucester County and others across New Jersey have been putting out little mosquito eating fish, known by their official name of Gambusia Affinis. Actually, these little one inch swimmers go after the larvae before they hatch.
  • CBS Philly
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  • 5/10/2016 6:58:54 PM
  • Using Fish to Fight Zika in South Jersey
  • More than 10,000 mosquito-eating fish are set to be released into retention basins all around Gloucester County, New Jersey to combat the Zika virus. The CDC reports the type of mosquito found to carry the disease are present in the area, and the fish can
  • NBC Philadelphia
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  • 5/10/2016 5:54:29 PM
  • Gloucester County fighting mosquitoes with fish
  • Officials in Gloucester County, New Jersey are taking a proactive step to control mosquitoes. On Tuesday, they started releasing 10,000 mosquito-eating fish into retention basins and other non-moving bodies of water. This is the tenth year they've been ...
  • 6abc action news
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  • 5/10/2016 5:44:20 AM
  • New Jersey County Battles Mosquitoes With Thousands of Zika-Fighting Fish
  • More than 10,000 fish are set to be released into New Jersey retention basins this week as a way to combat disease carrying mosquitoes. The Mosquito fish -- the first of which were released Tuesday -- are natural predators to mosquito larvae and Gloucester
  • NBC Philadelphia
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  • 5/9/2016 11:53:35 PM
  • Jersey Shore Fishing: Big blues -- shore fishing Bonanza
  • Former dive boat skipper Steve Nagiewicz has come out with a book every offshore angler will want. Hidden History of Maritime New Jersey (The History Press, Charleston, C.C.) covers many of the wrecks we fish in greater detail than ever before. I'll have .
  • New Jersey Online
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  • 5/5/2016 6:29:03 PM
  • NJ fisherman faces criticism after fish-toss video goes viral
  • A New Jersey fisherman has been widely criticized after a video emerged showing him toss a number of striped bass that appear to be dead or near death off the side of his boat during a fishing trip. NJ.com reported Tuesday that the video appeared on ...
  • FOX News
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  • 5/4/2016 1:22:26 PM
  • Vessel owners fined for fishing in protected areas
  • On April 30, 2013, the Coast Guard detected the vessel Crystal Girl B, of Cape May, New Jersey, fishing for scallops inside Closed Area I, about 30 miles southeast of Cape Cod, according to the release. On March 18, the owner of that vessel paid $40,750 in
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  • 5/3/2016 6:31:25 PM
  • Coast Guard rescues 3 after fishing boat sinks in collision
  • CAPE MAY, N.J. — The U.S. Coast Guard says it has rescued three men from a life raft after their fishing boat collided with a tug boat and sank six miles off the coast of southern New Jersey. Officials say the 42-foot Last Stand started sinking after it ..
  • Stars and Stripes
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  • 4/29/2016 9:27:58 PM
  • Fishing Boat and Tug Collide, Three Rescued
  • The Coast Guard rescued three men Thursday following a collision five nm east of Cape May, New Jersey. The USCG received a request for assistance from the 42-foot fishing boat Last Stand, reporting that she was sinking following a collision with the 78 ...
  • The Maritime Executive
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  • 4/29/2016 2:04:09 PM
  • Coast Guard rescues 3 after fishing boat sinks in collision
  • CAPE MAY, N.J. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says it has rescued three men from a life raft after their fishing boat collided with a tug boat and sank six miles off the coast of southern New Jersey. Officials say the 42-foot Last Stand started sinking ...
  • New Jersey Herald
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  • 4/29/2016 7:59:04 AM
  • NJDEP: Lake Carnegie Fish Dying from Gill Disease
  • Tests conducted by officials at the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Division of Fish and Wildlife have determined that fish are dying because of a disease caused by a parasite. “The necropsies determined that the shad that died in Lake ..
  • Planet Princeton
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  • 4/28/2016 3:16:55 PM
  • Fishing: Go behind the scenes at Pequest Hatchery
  • The hatchery is a big part of fishing in New Jersey, and I’ve always believed that every serious angler should take a trip there at some point for a peek behind the scenes. It helps us understand fishing in our state a little better, and it makes for a ...
  • North Jersey
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  • 4/28/2016 1:19:24 AM

New Jersey Guides/Outfitters

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New Jersey Fishing Clubs

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New Jersey Weather

Academy, NJ (7102)

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67°F 

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Wind:230° 3 Kt
Humidity:97% 
Dew Point:66°F
Visibility:2 mi
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