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License & Fees

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



Resident Fishing (Ages 16–64 yrs.) $22.50
Senior Resident Fishing (Ages 65–69 yrs.; 70 & over—Free) $12.50
Resident Trout Stamp (Ages 16–69 yrs.) $10.50
Non-resident Fishing (Age 16 yrs. and older) $34
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)


Available online or through license agents:

Boat Ramp Permit $15

Available through the Lebanon Field Office (908) 236-2118:

Water Lowering, Fish Stocking, Baitfish
Collecting, Fish Tagging
Turtle & Frog Collecting $2
Scientific Collecting $22


Summary of Fishing Regulations



Water Supply Reservoirs Open To Fishing By Permit Only

Permits must be obtained from the specific reservoir owner listed below.
A valid fishing license is also required.



Type of Fishing


Permit Source

Newark-Pequannock Watershed Reservoirs

Echo Lake


Boat & Shoreline


Permits available in person only
at these locations:

Newark Watershed Conserv. & Dev. Corp 223 Echo Lake Road
Newfoundland, NJ 07435
(973) 697-2850

40 Clinton Street, 4th Floor
Newark, NJ 07102
(973) 622-4521

Clinton Reservoir

Oak Ridge Reservoir


Canistear Reservoir


Point View Reservoir


Shoreline only
Sat. & Sun
7 a.m. to
7 p.m.


Passaic Valley Water Commission
1525 Main Avenue, Clifton, NJ 07015
(973) 340-4309

Send stamped, self-addressed envelope.
A daily permit will be mailed.
Permit allows two people to fish.

Oradell Reservoir


Shoreline only


United Water Company
200 Old Hook Road
Harrington Park, NJ 07640
(201) 767-9300 x3208

Woodcliff Lake

Lake Tappan Reservoir
Lake Deforest

Regulations in red are new this year.

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