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New Jersey Freshwater Fishing Digest

New Jersey Freshwater Fishing Digest


The 2023 New Jersey Freshwater Fishing Digest is available on this website in PDF format.

Segments of the 2023 New Jersey Freshwater Fishing Digest

It is also on the publisher’s website in an interactive format. View it on J.F. Griffin Media’s site now:

Publisher’s 2023 New Jersey Freshwater Fishing Digest

Print versions are available at license agents.

Digest Advertising

NJDEP Fish & Wildlife incorporates advertising in each issue of the Fish & Wildlife Digest to defray publishing and printing costs. This responsible use of funding permits the agency to expand communication and outreach efforts with the sportsmen and women who enjoy our wildlife resources.

To advertise in upcoming issues of the Digest (freshwater fishing, marine or hunting), contact J. F. Griffin Media at 413-884-1001 or

Digest Segments

Cover – Page 5 • Table of Contents • License Information & Fees
• Assistant Commissioner’s Message
• About the Digest
• E-mail Lists
• Sport Fish Restoration Program
• Calendar of Events
• Councils and Committees
• Mission and Goals
• Law Enforcement Numbers
Pages 6 – 14 • 40 Years of Trout Production at the Pequest Trout Hatchery
• Support Wildlife Habitat
• Striped Bass Circle Hook Requirement
• License Information
• Summary of Fishing Regulations
Pages 16 – 21 • General Trout Fishing Information
• Spring Trout Stocked Waters
• Trout Fishing Regulations
• Brook Trout Conservation Zone
Pages 22 – 25 • Freshwater Fish Identification Images
• Season and Creel Limits
Pages 26 – 32 • Delaware River Regulations
• Greenwood Lake Regulations
• New Jersey Musky School
• Baitfish Regulations
• Motor Boat Registration and Title Requirements
• Fishing License Boundary Lines
• Wildlife Management Areas
• State Police Marine Law Enforcement Stations
• NJ’s Freshwater Fishing Explorer App
• Accessible Fishing Sites
• Public Meetings / TIPS Line
• Freshwater Fisheries Forums and Trout Meeting
• Operation Game Thief; Sunfish Case
Pages 33 – 35 • New Jersey’s Free Freshwater Fishing Days
• Trout in the Classroom (TIC)
• Harmful Algal Bloom – Status Check
• DEP Action Line
• Governor’s Surf Fishing Tournament
• Health Advisory
• Eating Fish and Crabs Caught in New Jersey Waters
• Become a Hunter Education Instructor
Pages 36 – 39 • Invasive Fish Species Update
• New Jersey’s Stocking Programs
• Trout Stocking Schedule
• Trout Stocking Hotline
• Spring 2023Trout Stocking Schedule
• Warmwater Fish Stocking List
• Fish Stocking Do’s and Don’ts
• Hatchery Supported Fisheries
Pages 40 – 45 • Skillful Angler Program
• State Record Freshwater Sport Fish
• Fish and Wildlife Volunteers
• Volunteers Needed
• Fishing Close to Home App
• Hook a Winner Program
• Sedge Island Programs
• New Anglers Checklist
• Telephone Directory
• Hooked on Fishing-Not on Drugs Program

Freshwater Fishing Digest

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Last Update: August 3rd, 2023