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Great fishing awaits!

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.



Find out the latest

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  • Trout Stocking Update – 10/14/22

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Last Update: August 16th, 2022