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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.

About This Guide

Brought to you by:

State of New Jersey

Chris Christie, Governor

Kim Guadagno, Lieutenant Governor

Department of Environmental Protection

Bob Martin, Commissioner

Office of Natural and Historic Resources

Rich Boornazian, Assistant Commissioner

Division of Fish and Wildlife

David Chanda, Director
Larry Herrighty, Assistant Director
Lisa Barno, Chief, Freshwater Fisheries

Russell Babb, Acting Chief, Shellfisheries
Brandon Muffley, Administrator, Marine Fisheries
Mark Chicketano, Chief, Law Enforcement

Matt Brown, Deputy Chief, Law Enforcement

Tony Petrongolo, Chief, Land Management
David Jenkins, Chief, Endangered and Nongame Species
Dave Golden, Chief, Wildlife Management

Cindy Kuenstner, Editor

New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife is a professional, environmental organization
dedicated to the protection, management and wise use of the state’s fish and wildlife resources.

The Digest is available at license agents and Fish and Wildlife offices. Information may be reprinted with permission. Subscriptions are not available.

This Digest is designed and produced by J.F. Griffin Publishing, LLC;

Partial funding for the Digest is provided by Federal Aid through the Sport Fish Restoration Program.

Cover photo: Northern pike (

New Jersey Fish and Wildlife Councils

Fish and Game Council

Dave Burke, Acting Chair

Cathy Blumig

Phillip Brodhecker

Dr. Barbara Brummer

Agust Gudmundsson

Joe DeMartino

Jeffrey A. Link

Robert Puskas

Dan VanMater

Waterfowl Stamp Advisory Committee

Robert VonSuskil, Chair

Robert Allen

Peter Bacinski

Carl W. Blank

Dave Burke

Joseph DeMartino

George Howard

Mike Kantor

Scott Paterson

Jim A. Shissias

Lenore Tedesco

Atlantic Coast Shellfish Council

Walter L. Johnson, III, Chair

John J. Maxwell, Vice Chair

Walter Hughes

Wildlife Rehabilitators Advisory Committee

Kelly Simonetti, Chair

Donald Bonica

Phillip Brodhecker

Giselle Chazotte-Smisko

Lisa DeLambert

Tracy Leaver

Dr. Erica Miller

Diane Nickerson

Dr. Jennifer Norton

Marine Fisheries Council

Richard N. Herb, Acting Chair

Warren Hollinger

Erling Berg

Dr. Eleanor Ann Bochenek

Walter L. Johnson, III

Frances Puskas

Sergio Radossi

Joe Rizzo

Robert R. Rush, Jr.

Joseph A. Zaborowski

Delaware Bay Shellfish Council

Warren Hollinger, Chair

Richard Malinowski, Vice Chair

Scott Bailey

Stephen J. Fleetwood

Endangered and Nongame Species Advisory Committee

Dr. Barbara Brummer, Chair

Dr. James Applegate

Dr. Joanna Burger

Dr. Emile DeVito

Howard Geduldig

Dr. Rick Lathrop

Dr. Erica Miller

Dr. David Mizrahi

Jane Morton-Galetto

James Shissias

Where to Write Us

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Fish and Wildlife
MC 501-03 • P.O. Box 420 • Trenton, NJ 08625-0420 •

New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife

Our Mission

To protect and manage the state’s fish and wildlife to maximize their long-term ­biological, recreational and economic value for all New Jerseyans.

Our Goals

• To maintain New Jersey’s rich variety of fish and wildlife species at stable, healthy levels and to protect and enhance the many habitats on which they depend.

• To educate New Jerseyans on the values and needs of our fish and wildlife and to foster a positive human/wildlife co-existence.

• To maximize the recreational and commercial use of New Jersey’s fish and wildlife for both present and future generations.

Attention: New Jersey Saltwater Anglers

Register. You make a difference!
It’s free, easy and required.

Before heading out to catch your favorite marine fish this year, be sure to join the hundreds of thousands of anglers who have already registered with the New Jersey Saltwater Recreational Registry Program (NJSRRP).

For more information on the NJ Saltwater Recreational Registry Program and to register, visit

After registering, become part of the fishery management process!

Submit fishing reports after each saltwater trip to the NJ Volunteer Angler Survey. Your fishing reports can help improve saltwater fishing opportunities in New Jersey.

Submit online reports at

Fish and Wildlife 2014 Calendar of Events

Law Enforcement and Regulation Information

  • Northern Region — (908) 735-8240
    (Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren counties)
  • Central Region — (609) 259-2120
    (Burlington, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth and Ocean counties)
  • Southern Region — (856) 629-0555
    (Atlantic, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem counties)
  • Marine Region — (609) 748-2050
    (coastal and bay areas)
  • To report violations anonymously call Operation Game Thief — (855) OGT-TIPS

Regulations in red are new this year.

Purple text indicates an important note.

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