Fantastic trout fishing opportunities await anglers at dozens of fall and winter trout-stocked streams and lakes in New Jersey. These waters will be stocked with brook, brown and rainbow trout averaging 14 to 16 inches, and weighing 3 to 5 pounds.
Fish and Wildlife stocks approximately 20,000 large trout during the two-week fall stocking period, and about 1,000 of these are exceptionally large rainbow trout broodstock measuring 18–20 inches. About 5,000 trout are stocked for winter trout fishing just days before the Thanksgiving holiday.
Anglers are reminded that all streams and lakes are open to fishing on the day of stocking in the fall and winter.
All stocking dates are announced on the:
Directions to public access locations for trout-stocked waters are also available on our website.
Fall Trout-Stocked Rivers and Lakes
Fall stocking will occur in the weeks beginning Oct. 7 and Oct. 14, 2013. When available, the stocking schedule and locations will be posted on Fish and Wildlife’s website and the Trout Stocking Hotline.
Winter Trout-Stocked Lakes
Stocking dates are Nov. 25–27, 2013. When available, the stocking schedule and locations will be posted on Fish and Wildlife’s website and the Trout Stocking Hotline.
Regulations in red are new this year.
Purple text indicates an important note.