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License, Permits & Fees

Fishing Regulations New Jersey Freshwater Fishing

Licenses and fishing-related permits are valid from date of purchase to Dec. 31 of each year.

Licenses

Resident Fishing

Ages 16–64 yrs. – $22.50

(Buddy License* –  $11.75)

Senior Resident Fishing

Ages 65–69 yrs. – $12.50

70 & over – Free

Resident Trout Stamp

Ages 16–69 yrs. – $10.50

Non-resident Fishing

Age 16 yrs. and older – $34

(Buddy License* – $17.50)

Non-resident Trout Stamp – $20

Non-resident 2-Day Vacation Fishing – $9

Non-resident 7-Day Vacation Fishing – $19.50

All-Around Sportsman
(includes resident fishing, firearm hunting
and bow/arrow hunting licenses) – $72.25

(Buddy License* – $62.50)

*See License Information for details about the money-saving Buddy Fishing License!

Permits

Boat Ramp Permit – $15

Available online or through license agents

Water Lowering, Fish Stocking,
Baitfish Collecting, Fish Tagging Permits – $2

Scientific Collecting Permits – $22

Available through the Bureau of Freshwater Fisheries
(908) 236-2118

Commercial Snapping Turtles and Frog Permits

Available through the Trenton Office
(609) 984-0530