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New Jersey Freshwater Fishing
The memories will last a lifetime.
June 11 and Oct. 15, 2016
NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife has split the Free Fishing Days. The first will be held on June 11, 2016 during the summer as is traditional. This day is part of the National Fishing and Boating Week which highlights the importance of recreational boating and fishing to enhance peoples’ quality of life and to preserve our country’s natural beauty. The second Free Fishing Day will occur after fall trout stocking on October 15, 2016 to bring attention to this great fishing opportunity. On these two days, residents and non-residents may fish New Jersey’s public fresh waters without a license or trout stamp. All other regulations, including size and daily catch limits, remain in effect.
Department of Environmental Protection Division of Fish and Wildlife
April 2 and 3, 2016
10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Pequest Trout Hatchery and Natural Resource Education Center
- Wildlife Artists, Conservation Groups, Taxidermists, Guides and Vendors!
- Kids can fish in our famous education pond! Kids Activities • And More!
Pequest is located on Rt. 46, nine miles west of Hackettstown. For information call (908) 637-4125 or go to NJFishandWildlife.com.
Trout in the Classroom (TIC)
Trout in the Classroom (TIC) is a science-based program that teaches children the importance of coldwater conservation through a hands-on learning approach. Over 14,000 New Jersey students participate in the TIC program annually.
Schools receive trout eggs in October from our Pequest Trout Hatchery. Students hatch and raise the trout, monitor water quality, learn fish biology, anatomy and much more as part of this cross-curricular, hands-on format. At the end of the school year students release their fish into approved streams.
Trout in the Classroom is an exciting, inexpensive program enlivening year-round curricula nationwide. For more information about the TIC program, visit NJTroutInTheClassroom.org.
13th Annual Pequest
July 23, 2016
New Jersey Teen Angler Chapters contact:
- Robert Konya
Go to www.teenanglers.org to register and for more details!
WILD Outdoor Expo
Sept. 10 & 11, 2016