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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.

  • (17/P51) TRENTON – The Christie Administration hopes to hook people on a favorite recreational pastime in New Jersey with free fishing and a statewide Youth Fishing Challenge on Saturday, June 10. A second free fishing day is planned for October.
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  • 5/25/2017 6:30:00 PM
  • Coast Guard airlifts man from fishing boat 60 miles off N.J. (VIDEO)
  • ATLANTIC CITY -- The U.S. Coast Guard had to navigate through 60 miles thick fog to airlift a man from a fishing vessel off the coast of New Jersey after he suffered a medical emergency this week. The Coast Guard received a distress call around 8:30 ...
  • New Jersey Online
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  • 5/25/2017 4:19:00 PM
  • Teen's 34-inch bluefish lands him N.J. surf fishing title
  • The tournament sponsored by the state Department of Environmental Protection's Fish & Wildlife and Parks & Forestry divisions, as well as the New Jersey State Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs, the Jersey Coast Anglers Association and the NJ Beach Buggy ...
  • New Jersey Online
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  • 5/25/2017 11:08:00 AM
  • Youth fishing tournament planned at Sunrise Lake in Morris Township
  • The event is sponsored by New Jersey Fish and Wildlife and is part of their program, "Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs." The goal of this nationally recognized program is to encourage children to avoid drug and alcohol usage by providing them with ...
  • New Jersey Hills
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  • 5/19/2017 4:05:00 AM
  • Jersey Shore Fishing: Governor's Surf Tournament Sunday -- Fluke regs set
  • A few stripers are being caught, primarily on clams or bunker. The New Jersey fluke season was finally set in place by the Marine Fisheries Council during Wednesday's meeting in Avalon as they voted for the compromise plan approved last week by the ASMFC .
  • New Jersey Online
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  • 5/18/2017 11:05:00 PM
  • The trip will be held Saturday, June 3, leaving the Legion Post building on Shoemaker Street at 3:30 a.m., traveling to Brielle, New Jersey, by bus to fish aboard the Jamaica II. The group will be fishing for sea bass, ling, cod, fluke and flounder.
  • Citizen's Voice
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  • 5/18/2017 8:25:00 AM
  • Jersey Shore Fishing: Storm puts a big crimp in fishing
  • The vessel also met Coast Guard standards for sinking as an artificial reef. The New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife currently holds permits for 15 artificial reef sites - 13 in federal waters - including the Del-Jersey-Land Reef - and two in state ..
  • New Jersey Online
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  • 5/13/2017 7:10:00 PM
  • The Fly Fishing Show Names 2018 Dates, Sites
  • From The Fly Fishing Show: With the prior announcement that the New Jersey Fly Fishing Show will move to the nearby Convention and Exposition Center in Edison beginning in Jan., all show dates and sites are confirmed, said president and CEO Ben Furimsky.
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  • 5/12/2017 9:07:00 AM
  • Ocean striper fishing finally heating up
  • The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission met this week in Alexandria, Virginia, and there were lots of changes in regulations with possibly more to come next week when the Technical Committee meets to consider New Jersey's proposal. Tom Fote reports
  • New Jersey Online
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  • 5/11/2017 8:43:00 PM
  • Video: How to Tie the SBR Sulphur Nymph
  • Although few anglers think of New Jersey as a fly-fishing destination, Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions clearly loves his home water, the South Branch of the Raritan River. (Check out his video love letter to the river at the bottom of this post.)
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  • 5/10/2017 2:23:00 PM
  • South Bend's 'Lunkerville' Teams Up with Heroes On the Water
  • South Bend's Lunkerville host "Mike D" with HOW guest star, Justin Vail on Lake Denmark, NJ This season's episode has series host 'Mike D' traveling to Lake Denmark, New Jersey, to fish for pickerel in kayaks with war veteran Justin Vail from the New ...
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  • 5/8/2017 5:56:00 AM
  • Atlantic City is having an 'epic' bluefish surge
  • There is no size restriction for bluefish, but harvests are limited to 15 fish per person, he said. In New Jersey, anglers must register with the state's free Saltwater Recreational Registry Program available on There are plenty of ways to eat the
  • Philadelphia Daily News
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  • 5/5/2017 5:27:00 PM
  • Officials: Baitfish in New Jersey river killed by bluefish
  • RED BANK, N.J. — New Jersey environmental officials say a swarm of bluefish is killing off local baitfish in the Navesink (NAV’-eh-sink) River, though they assure the public it is a natural phenomenon. The Asbury Park Press reports ( ...
  • The Republic
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  • 5/5/2017 10:23:00 AM
  • Officials: Hundreds of dead fish have washed up in waterway
  • RED BANK, N.J. (AP) — Environmental officials want to know why hundreds of dead fish have washed up in a New Jersey waterway. The dead fish started to appear last week in the Navesink River, particularly in the waters off Marine Park in Red Bank.
  • Press of Atlantic City
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  • 5/4/2017 3:56:00 PM
  • Hundreds of dead fish wash up in Monmouth County waterway
  • RED BANK, N.J. - Environmental officials want to know why hundreds of dead fish have washed up in a New Jersey waterway. The dead fish started to appear last week in the Navesink River, particularly in the waters off Marine Park in Red Bank. The numbers ..
  • News 12 New Jersey
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  • 5/4/2017 10:30:00 AM
  • Dead fish wash up along shore of Jersey Shore park
  • “This appears to be small and isolated. Just some scattered fish floating in the area, except for small clusters of dead fish pushed by the wind against bulkheads,” Hajna told New Jersey 101.5 in an email. “This appears to be the typical bunker ...
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  • 5/4/2017 12:42:00 AM
  • Dead fish discovered along Shore river
  • There have been multiple fish kills in New Jersey due to various reasons in the last decade. The latest incident was in August 2016 when a peanut bunker fish kill was discovered in the Raritan Bay and its tributaries. Officials said the likely cause was ..
  • NewsWorks
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  • 5/3/2017 8:33:00 PM
  • Another widespread die-off of menhaden, or bunker fish, has been underway in the river in recent days, and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection is investigating, according to a report by Similar incidents in recent years have been
  • redbankgreen
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  • 5/3/2017 8:03:00 PM
  • My Particular Harbor
  • Quint in Jaws, had caught the ominous-looking predator. Mundus arrived in Montauk via Brielle, New Jersey, in the early 1950s, to start his charter-fishing business. My father fished with him in the 1960s and ’70s; he called Mundus a “character” long ...
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  • 5/2/2017 8:02:00 PM
  • Additions OK’d on NJ Artificial Reef Network
  • Recreational fishing generates $1.5 billion in economic benefits in New Jersey each year, and directly employs some 20,000 people. Artificial reefs are constructed from a variety of materials, such as rocks, concrete, steel, old ships and barges.
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  • 4/27/2017 7:33:00 PM

New Jersey Guides/Outfitters

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New Jersey Fishing Clubs

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