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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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Find any of the 2979 locations currently available in EZFishing database, to check fishing reports, maps, directions, weather and water conditions.


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.

  • Video: 800-pound turtle entangled in fishing gear rescued off N.J. coast
  • A massive sea turtle caught in fishing gear off the coast of New Jersey was freed by a team of rescuers this weekend. A good Samaritan on a recreational fishing boat spotted the entangled, leatherback turtle offshore on Saturday and reported it to the ...
  • New Jersey Online
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  • 8/12/2014 6:48:26 PM
  • Tournament Time: South Jersey Hook This Union Lake Open – July 5th
  • You can join in the fun by heading out to one of New Jersey’s best lakes for some friendly tournament competition. South Jersey Hook This! is a small-boat bass fishing club who is hosting a tournament on Millville’s Union Lake. Union Lake covers ...
  • Courier-Post
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  • 7/1/2014 10:08:34 PM
  • Jersey Shore fishing: Wednesday rally against sonic testing
  • Join scientists, commercial and recreational fishing leaders, divers, elected officials, marine mammal protectors and other citizens to who care about the health of New Jersey marine life. Learn about the harm and risks of ocean blasting, and the possible
  • New Jersey Online
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  • 6/24/2014 2:45:53 PM
  • Jersey Shore fishing: Good news for surfcasters on jetties
  • hosted a meeting with the Army Corps of Engineers and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) to revisit concerns previously expressed by fishermen, surfers and recreational users regarding the Elberon to Loch Arbour Beach ...
  • New Jersey Online
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  • 6/23/2014 6:14:40 PM
  • Flying Fish brewery's 'NJ350' celebrates New Jersey's birthday
  • South Jersey’s own Flying Fish Brewing Company has debuted its newest craft beer — “NJ350” — in honor of New Jersey’s 350th anniversary. New Jersey’s “birthday” is officially June 24, according to the New Jersey Historical Commission, but ...
  • New Jersey Online
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  • 6/11/2014 2:54:09 PM
  • NJ DEP offers free freshwater fishing this weekend
  • "This is a great opportunity for kids and families to learn about the pleasures of fishing and enjoy time together at some of the many great fishing spots we have in New Jersey’s state, county and local parks, and our vast natural areas," said DEP ...
  • Courier Post
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  • 6/10/2014 6:22:55 PM
  • Christie Administration hosts Free Fishing Days this weekend
  • The weekend event is designed to get families hooked on a new, exciting activity, while also giving out-of-state visitors a chance to sample New Jersey’s waters for fishing. “This is a great opportunity for kids and families to learn about the ...
  • New Jersey Online
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  • 6/10/2014 1:50:55 PM
  • Fish without a license this weekend
  • No license is required to fish New Jersey's waters this weekend, June 14 and 15. That's because the NJ Department of Environmental Protection's Free Fishing Days have arrived and anyone can fish without a license or trout stamp. On these two special days .
  • New Jersey Online
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  • 6/10/2014 1:29:26 PM
  • Dead fish in Cape May Point may be from boat
  • CAPE MAY POINT – State environmental officials believe a broken net from a fishing vessel may be the source of dead fish washing ashore in southern New Jersey. Several hundred bunker fish were found on a beach in Cape May Point Friday. Environmental ...
  • Courier Post
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  • 6/6/2014 2:09:58 PM
  • New Jersey’s free fishing days
  • New Jersey’s free fishing days New Jersey will hold its annual Free Fishing Days on June 14 and 15 in conjunction with National Fishing and Boating Week Check out this story on ...
  • Morris County Daily Record
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  • 6/5/2014 4:02:42 AM
  • NJDEP holds fishing fun photo contest
  • The winning photos will be those that best capture the theme of the contest - kids know fishing is fun in New Jersey. First, second and third place winners for each category will be selected. Winners will receive fishing-related gear and be invited ...
  • New Jersey Online
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  • 6/2/2014 4:59:21 PM
  • Beer of the week: Flying Fish NJ 350 Anniversary Ale
  • In honor of New Jersey's 350th birthday, the state's largest brewery, Flying Fish, has brewed up a special treat. Calling it a traditional English Stock Ale, the beer, called NJ350 (7.50% ABV), is brewed with blackstrap molasses and Simcoe, Centennial ...
  • New Jersey Online
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  • 5/23/2014 8:28:40 AM
  • Jersey Shore fishing: Free Wildwoods Tournament June 13-15
  • Following is a press release about a Father's Day weekend free fishing tournament in the Wildwoods: On Father's Day Weekend, June 13 – 15, 2014, The Wildwoods, New Jersey will host "The Wildwoods Beach N Boat Fishing Challenge" – the first-ever mini ...
  • New Jersey Online
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  • 5/13/2014 6:06:01 PM
  • Oxygen depletion likely killed thousands of fish in the Shark River
  • Others suggested the lingering cold water might have triggered the die-off. The New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife dispatched biologists to take water, algae and fish samples. No results are expected for at least several days and a complete ...
  • Morris County Daily Record
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  • 5/13/2014 8:19:03 AM
  • Oswald: Cause of fish kill will take time to discover
  • Others suggested the lingering cold water might have triggered the die-off. The New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife dispatched biologists to take water, algae and fish samples. No results are expected for at least several days and a complete ...
  • Morris County Daily Record
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  • 5/13/2014 7:50:25 AM
  • Large fish kill in the Shark River, report says
  • Post by Shore Area News Dispatch (S.A.N.D.). UPDATE: New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection says the fish kill is likely a result of an algae bloom, which depletes oxygen levels in the water. Officials are investigating a large fish kill along .
  • New Jersey Online
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  • 5/12/2014 11:26:21 AM
  • NOAA: Mid-Atlantic anglers release more fish than they keep
  • If the recreational fishing industry is measured by jobs and sales alone, then New Jersey’s industry is thriving. However, the crowds on the party boats or the fish in angler’s pails tell a different story. One of diminishing numbers. The National ...
  • Morris County Daily Record
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  • 5/2/2014 8:32:05 AM
  • Sandy beach project wrecks prime fishing spots, anglers complain
  • wiping out what was a productive breeding ground and fishing spot. "There's nothing there now," he said. "It's all gone." The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is in the midst of a massive project to restore New Jersey's coastline to a condition better than it
  • New Jersey Online
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  • 4/27/2014 9:52:35 PM
  • New Jersey has expanded its salmon fishing
  • MOUNT OLIVE — Since 2006, landlocked salmon have been part of a stocking program at Lake Aeroflex in Sussex County and Waywayanda Lake in Passaic County. This spring a new body of water, Tilcon Lake in Morris County, has received fish as well. In 2012 ...
  • New Jersey Online
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  • 4/21/2014 1:52:56 PM
  • With NJ350, Flying Fish helps state mark anniversary
  • The celebration of New Jersey's 350th year of existence now can be properly toasted. Flying Fish, headquartered in Somerdale, has released NJ350 Anniversary Ale to commemorate the landmark. This being New Jersey, no garden variety beer would do. And only a
  • Courier Post
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  • 4/16/2014 3:10:27 PM
  • NJ life: Pequest fish hatchery is all about the trout
  • "We also use propane-powered cannons that go off every 10 minutes." Despite the loss of so many fish, the hatchery was able to release close to a half-million into 210 of New Jersey’s public lakes and ponds and rivers and streams over the last month as ...
  • New Jersey Online
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  • 4/16/2014 6:56:32 AM

New Jersey Guides/Outfitters

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New Jersey Fishing Clubs

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New Jersey Weather

Paterson, NJ (7505)

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Feels like: 71°F

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Dew Point:51°F
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