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Fall and Winter Trout Stocking Program

Fantastic trout fishing opportunities await anglers at dozens of fall and winter trout-stocked streams and lakes in New Jersey. These waters will be stocked with brook, brown and rainbow trout averaging 14 to 16 inches, and weighing 3 to 5 pounds. These two-year old trout are noticeably larger than the 10-inch trout typically stocked in the spring. Shifting to older, larger two-year old trout has been a huge success with Garden State anglers who not only enjoy these fish through the end of the year, but well into next year’s stocking season. Experience for yourself what New Jersey anglers have been raving about!

Fish and Wildlife stocks approximately 20,000 large trout during the two-week fall stocking period, and about 1,000 of these are exceptionally large rainbow trout broodstock measuring 18–20 inches. About 5,000 trout are stocked for winter trout fishing just days before the Thanksgiving holiday.

Since waters are stocked throughout the state, there’s bound to be a trout-stocked pond, lake or stream near you. Don’t miss out on the fun this fall and winter at a chance to catch a lunker trout!

Anglers are reminded that all streams and lakes are open to fishing on the day of stocking in the fall and winter.

All stocking dates are announced on the:

Directions to public access locations for trout-stocked waters are also available on our web site.

Fall Trout-Stocked Rivers and Lakes

Fall stocking will occur in the weeks beginning Oct. 5 and Oct. 12, 2010. When available, the stocking schedule will be posted on Fish and Wildlife’s Web site and the Trout Stocking Hotline.

Atlantic County: Hammonton Lake

Bergen County: Ramapo River

Burlington County: Crystal Lake, Sylvan Lake

Camden County: Oak Pond, Grenloch Lake

Cumberland County: Giampetro Park Pond, Mary Elmer Lake, Maurice River

Gloucester County: Grenloch Lake, Greenwich Lake, Iona Lake, Swedesboro Lake

Hunterdon County: Musconetcong River, Raritan River

Mercer County: Colonial Lake, Rosedale Lake

Middlesex County: Farrington Lake, Roosevelt Park Pond

Monmouth County: Manasquan River

Morris County: Black River, Musconetcong River, S/Br. Raritan River, Rockaway River

Ocean County: N/Br. & S/Br. Metedeconk River, Toms River

Passaic County: Wanaque River

Salem County: Schadler’s Sand Wash Pond

Somerset County: N/Br. & S/Br. Raritan River

Sussex County: Big Flat Brook, Musconetcong River, E/Br., W/Br. and mainstem Paulinskill River, Pequest River, Wallkill River

Warren County: Musconetcong River, Paulinskill River, Pequest River, Pohatcong Creek

Winter Trout-Stocked Lakes

Stocking dates are Nov. 23–25, 2010. When available, the stocking schedule will be posted on Fish and Wildlife’s Web site and the Trout Stocking Hotline.

Atlantic County: Birch Grove Park Pond

Bergen County: Mill Pond

Camden County: Haddon Lake, Rowands Pond

Cumberland County: Shaws Mill Pond

Essex County: Verona Park Lake

Gloucester County: Mullica Hill Pond

Hudson County: Woodcliff Lake

Hunterdon County: Amwell Lake

Middlesex County: Hook’s Creek Lake,

Monmouth County: Spring Lake,

Morris County: Mt. Hope Pond, Speedwell Lake

Ocean County: Lake Shenandoah

Passaic County: Barbours Pond, Green Turtle Pond

Salem County: Riverview Beach Pond

Sussex County: Lake Aeroflex, Little Swartswood Lake, Silver Lake, Lake Ocquittunk

Union County: Lower Echo Lake

Warren County: Furnace Lake


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