EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY: The creel limit for American Shad has been reduced to 2 fish to comply with the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) Fishery Management Plan for American Shad and River Herring (Plan). The change seeks to address unsustainable adult female American Shad mortality within the Delaware Basin.
FISHING IS OPEN!
How To Get Started
Find out more about how you can quickly pick up this amazing sport!
Where To Go
You’ll be surprised to find out how many fishing opportunities exist across the Garden State.
Regulations and Permits
Fish & Wildlife issues a variety of permits related to the long-term protection and wise use of the state’s freshwater aquatic resources.
Through extensive stocking programs incredible opportunities exist for a multitude of fish species.
Freshwater Fish Of NJ
Find out about the 90 species of freshwater fish found in NJ waters.
Mission And Work
Fish & Wildlife aims to assure the long-term protection of the state’s diverse aquatic resources.
PROGRAMS & EVENTS
Find out the latest