June 13 and Oct. 17, 2015
New this year, NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife has split the Free Fishing Days. The first will be held on June 13, 2015 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 17, 2015 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
March 28 and March 29, 2015
10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Pequest Trout Hatchery and Natural Resource Education Center
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.
12th Annual Pequest
July 18, 2015
New Jersey Teen Angler Chapters contact:
Go to www.teenanglers.org to register and for more details!
WILD Outdoor Expo
Sept. 12 & 13, 2015
Regulations in red are new this year.
Purple text indicates an important note.