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The 2014 New Jersey Freshwater Fishing Guide is now available!
To view the new guide, please download the pdf. Check back in the coming days as we work to put up the new 2014 website.

Below is content from the 2013 guide.

How Much Does Your Fish Weigh?

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How much does your fish weigh?



Striped Bass

Length x Length x Length



Yellow Perch

Length x Length x Length


Northern Pike

Chain Pickerel

Length x Length x Length


American Shad

Hickory Shad

Length x Length x Girth




Length x Length x Length


Largemouth Bass

Smallmouth Bass

Black Sea Bass

Length x Length x Girth





Length x Girth x Girth


All fish are measured from tip of snout
to end of tail (total length).


Total Length


A = length; B = girth (girth is the greatest distance around the body)


A 30 inch striped bass weighs approximately 12 pounds.

30" x 30" x 30"


12.3 pounds


Regulations in red are new this year.

Purple text indicates an important note.

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