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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.

  • Go fish! Bridgeton's Sunset Lake back in action
  • BRIDGETON — Sunset Lake is not only filled but also now filled with fish, according to the city. With help from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection's Division of Fish and Wildlife, Sunset Lake was stocked with 27,527 fish. Bridgeton's ...
  • New Jersey Online
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  • 2/10/2016 3:16:22 PM
  • Fishing boat hits train trestle on Manasquan River
  • New Jersey Transit spokespeople said rail service was not stopped and the boat was cleared by 10 a.m. The NOAA forecast isn't rosy for Tuesday. The gale-force winds should subside but seas will be in the five to eight foot range. The next fishing day ...
  • Asbury Park Press
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  • 2/8/2016 8:33:42 PM
  • Flying Fish debuts a Baltic porter, Exit 18
  • Flying Fish Brewing Co. has gone to the upper reaches of the New Jersey Turnpike for the inspiration of its latest beer in its Exit Series. Exit 18 Baltic Porter, the first lager-style brewed in its expanded Somerdale facility, is influenced by English ...
  • Philadelphia Daily News
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  • 2/8/2016 5:17:26 AM
  • The Fish Dock: Small and sustainable in Closter, N.J.
  • Buy Photo Olafur and Maria Baldursson and Catherine and Bo Olafsson are pictured at their Fish Dock fish store on Closter Dock Road in Closter, New Jersey, Feb. 5, 2016. (Photo: Mark Vergari/The Journal News) The small shop carries about a dozen different
  • Journal News Media Group
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  • 2/6/2016 9:01:43 AM
  • Fish Dock, Icelandic fishmonger in Closter, N.J.
  • Fish Dock, Icelandic fishmonger in Closter, N.J. Bo Olafsson talks about his Fish Dock fish store on Closter Dock Road in Closter, New Jersey, Feb. 5, 2016. (Video by Mark Vergari/The Journal News) Check out this story on
  • Journal News Media Group
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  • 2/5/2016 10:53:16 PM
  • Fish Dock: Icelandic fish market in Closter
  • Fish Dock: Icelandic fish market in Closter Olafur and Maria Baldursson and Catherine and Bo Olafsson are pictured at their Fish Dock fish store on Closter Dock Road in Closter, New Jersey, Feb. 5, 2016. Check out this story on .
  • Journal News Media Group
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  • 2/5/2016 10:17:28 PM
  • Exit 18 in a bottle: Flying Fish debuts its newest craft brew
  • The Flying Fish Exit series represents the spirit and cultural influences of the New Jersey Turnpike, and 18 honors areas such as Secaucus, Carlstadt, and the gateway to the George Washington Bridge into New York City. The large Polish community gives this
  • New Jersey Online
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  • 2/5/2016 7:58:29 AM
  • The Fishing Line Feb. 3
  • The head is in New Jersey, the body covers the bay, and the tail section is in Delaware. It symbolically shows the strength and scope of striper fishing in the bay and surrounding area. Boyd’s originals come from catches he has made. Another neat aspect ..
  • Cape May County Herald
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  • 2/3/2016 2:10:06 AM
  • Wallkill River fish problems in N.J. stir concerns in Ulster County
  • NEW PALTZ >> Environmental watchdogs say the discovery of intersex fish in the Wallkill River in two New Jersey counties underscores contamination problems in the 88-mile waterway, which extends into Ulster County. A U.S. Geological Survey report issued in
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  • 2/2/2016 4:15:57 PM
  • Man, son die in ice-fishing accident
  • The New Jersey governor claimed Rubio has refused to answer tough questions while he's been running for the Republican presidential nomination. Both were ice fishing in Alderman Lake when the surface cracked. Bad Lip Reading released its latest video just
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  • 2/2/2016 11:51:06 AM
  • Jersey Shore Fishing: N.J. Skillful Anglers Awards from DEP
  • Following is a release from the N.J. DEP on the 2015 Skillful Anglers Awards winners. This year marks the 33nd anniversary of the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife's Skillful Angler Program. For more than three decades the Division has been ...
  • New Jersey Online
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  • 2/1/2016 4:38:37 PM
  • Abe Vigoda, Detective Fish, dies at 94 from lung cancer
  • Unforgettable in his role as Detective Fish in televisions ‘Barney Miller’, Abe Vigoda died at the age 94 in his home in New Jersey on Tuesday morning from lung cancer. Abraham Charles Vigoda was born on Manhattan’s Lower East Side in New York City ...
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  • 1/27/2016 9:45:12 PM
  • Abe Vigoda, ‘Barney Miller’s’ Detective Fish dies at age 94
  • Character actor Abe Vigoda, best known for playing sullen Detective Phil Fish on “Barney Miller” and mob soldier Tessio in “The Godfather,” died today in New Jersey at age 94. His daughter, Carol Vigoda Fuchs, told the Associated Press Vigoda died ...
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  • 1/26/2016 8:49:07 PM
  • Dream Window 18: Friday Night Fish Fry
  • Dang it… And thankfully, that fate won’t befall the Bob & Ron’s Fish Fry sign. Last winter, the sign was purchased by a New Jersey-based neon sign collector, who carefully dismantled the advertising treasure and hauled it away. Hopefully some day ...
  • Times Union
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  • 1/22/2016 4:04:33 AM
  • Fishing Best Bets: Lousy fishing about to get worse
  • One good bit, or good bite of news, is for crappie. Limits of very nice fish have been the rule on Lake Trafford. New Jersey angler Tony Cappuccio used a Gulp! Shrimp to fool this pompano last week, on a clear flat off Bokeelia Island with Wildfly Charters
  • The News-Press
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  • 1/21/2016 7:40:29 AM
  • Fishing: Anglers, you have the floor
  • This isn’t just a show. The goal is to make fishing in New Jersey the best it can be, and the people in charge are open to all ideas. Topics at the forum will cover all aspects of freshwater management, including warm-water and cold-water fisheries.
  • North Jersey
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  • 1/21/2016 1:13:56 AM
  • The Fishing Line Jan. 20
  • Big blackfish aren’t new for this boat or Capt. Tom, as the New Jersey State Record blackfish of 25.37 pounds was caught by Frank LaMorte while out on an excursion on April 17, 2015. I particularly remember this catch because it was the first catch that ..
  • Cape May County Herald
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  • 1/20/2016 1:29:26 AM
  • Wyckoff teen aims to help vets find peace in fly fishing
  • A short time later, the call came back, asking if he would guide a disabled veteran on an outing on the Musconetcong River in northwest New Jersey. That's when he realized that the peace he always got from fly-fishing might help someone else. It inspired .
  • North Jersey
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  • 1/20/2016 1:15:07 AM
  • West Marine Stores Raise More Than $18,000 for BlueFuture
  • New Jersey; South Carolina Maritime Museum in Georgetown, South Carolina; Kids Can Fish Too in Port Orange, Florida; and Shake-A-Leg Miami, among several other worthy organizations. West Marine is the world’s leading Waterlife Outfitter. It created the ...
  • Sport Fishing
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  • 1/19/2016 8:21:38 PM
  • Dirty Little Secrets: What's wrong with the fish?
  • Standing on the bank where the Passaic River meets the Newark Bay in New Jersey, Oswaldo Avad reels in a small bluefish and a piece of a grocery bag. “One piece plastic and one fish,” Avad said in broken English. The Passaic River is one of the most ...
  • NewsWorks
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  • 1/18/2016 5:02:23 PM
  • Valley Angler: Upcoming fishing events in January and February
  • Romano writes about the Rangeley Region of Maine. Not bad for a guy who lives in New Jersey. Romano's books are great and capture a special place. Closer to home is the Fly Fishing Film Tour which returns to the valley Feb. 13 at the Leura Hill Eastman P.
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  • 1/15/2016 7:29:06 PM
  • Could cold snap cause fish kill?
  • WARETOWN — About 50 dead dogfish washed ashore Saturday at the Sands Point Road boat launch along the Oyster Creek, according to Bob Considine, a spokesman for the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. Dogfish are a group of 119 small ...
  • Asbury Park Press
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  • 1/13/2016 1:47:53 PM
  • The Fishing Line Jan. 13
  • It’s easy to forget that these are time-sensitive permits, so just be aware. While checking out the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife site I saw a good reminder that I’ll pass on. It concerns signing up for the N.J. Saltwater Registry.
  • Cape May County Herald
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  • 1/13/2016 9:44:30 AM

New Jersey Guides/Outfitters

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New Jersey Fishing Clubs

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