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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.

Get the Lead Out

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Loon-Pic-11NHFW_opt.pngLoons, swans, cranes and other waterbirds can die from lead poisoning after swallowing lead fishing sinkers and jigs lost by anglers.

Biologists have studied the effects of lead sinkers and jigs on waterbirds, such as loons and swans, since the 1970s. Their ongoing research has documented that, in the Northeast United States and Canada where loons breed, lead sinkers or jigs can account for 10 to 50 percent of dead adult loons found by researchers.

State law prohibits the use of certain size lead sinkers and jigs in all freshwaters of New Hampshire. The ban prohibits the use of lead sinkers weighing 1 ounce or less and lead jigs less than 1 inch long along their longest axis. The sale of these lead sinkers and jigs is prohibited in the state of NH.

What You Can Do:

  • Switch to non-lead sinkers and jigs.
  • Spread the word. Tell other anglers about the problem with lead.
  • Dispose of old lead sinkers and jigs properly. Drop-off locations include all NH Fish and Game offices and hatcheries.

Regulations in red are new this year.

Purple text indicates an important note.

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