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The 2014 New Jersey Freshwater Fishing Guide is now available!
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Below is content from the 2013 guide.

2014 Recreational Regulations

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2014 Size, Season and Possession Limits

Species

Minimum Size

Open Season

Possession Limit

American Eel

9”

Open year round

25 fish/person/day

Black Sea Bass

13”

June 29 – Aug. 31

3 fish/person/day

Sept. 1 – Dec 31

7 fish/person/day

Bluefish

No minimum

Open year round

15 fish/person/day

Monkfish (Goosefish)

17” whole fish

11” tail

Open year round

50 lbs of tails or

166 lbs whole/day

River Herring (alewives and blueback herring) & American Shad

Not applicable

CLOSED

Not applicable

Scup (shore and private)

10”

May 1 – Dec. 31

30 fish/person/day

Special Area Provisions: While fishing from shore at India Point Park in Providence, Conimicut Park in Warwick, Stone Bridge in Tiverton, East and West walls in Narragansett, Rocky Point in Warwick, Fort Adams in Newport, or at Fort Wetherill in Jamestown, anglers may possess up to 30 scup, 9 inches or greater in length, from May 1 through December 31.

Scup (party & charter)

10”

May 1 – Aug. 31

30 fish/person/day

Sept. 1 – Oct. 31

45 fish/person/day

Nov. 1 – Dec. 31

30 fish/person/day

Striped Bass

28”

Open year round

2 fish/person/day

Summer Flounder (Fluke)

18”

May 1 – Dec. 31

8 fish/person/day

Tautog (Blackfish)

Max of 10 fish/ves/day

during all periods,except licensed party / charter boats

16”

Apr. 15 – May 31

3 fish/person/day

June 1 – July 31

Closed

Aug 1 – Oct. 17

3 fish/person/day

Oct. 18 – Dec. 15

6 fish/person/day

Weakfish (Squeteague)

16”

Open year round

1 fish/person/day

Winter Flounder * (Blackback)

12”

Mar. 1 – Dec. 31

2 fish/person/day

Species with federal and state regulations: cod, haddock, pollock, witch flounder (gray sole), yellowtail flounder, American plaice (dab)

Please contact RIDFW for details

* The harvesting or possession of winter flounder is prohibited in Narragansett Bay north of the Colregs line (lines from South Ferry Rd. in Narragansett to Fort Getty; Fort Wetherill to Fort Adams; and Sandy Pt. to High Hill Point), as well as in the Harbor of Refuge, Point Judith and Potter Pond.

Regulations in red are new this year.

Purple text indicates an important note.

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