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New Jersey

Freshwater Fishing

Fish & Wildlife Volunteers

Volunteers Needed To Get Kids Hooked On Fishing!

New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife needs volunteers at the Pequest Trout Hatchery and Natural Resource Education Center to teach youths about fishing.

Teaching experience is helpful—but not required—to become a fishing education instructor. However, enthusiasm, energy and the desire to teach children proper fishing techniques and ethics is a must! Fishing classes run from April through October. Interested applicants must become a Wildlife Conservation Corps (WCC) volunteer. Download a WCC application from our website at: NJFishandWildlife.com/wcchome.htm. Share the pleasures of fishing and pass on a conservation ethic to the next generation. Become a fishing education instructor today! For more information on Fish and Wildlife’s fishing education programs, call Jessica Griglak at (908) 637-4125 ext. 115, or e-mail Jessica.Griglak@dep.nj.gov.

Dep Publications of Special Interest to Anglers

Item

Cost

Website

Source

Accessible Fishing Sites For People With Disabilities

Free

Yes

1

Commercial (fee-based) Fishing Preserves in NJ

Free

Yes

1

Delaware River Boat Access

Free

Yes

1

Disabled Veterans—Free Fishing License application

Free

Yes

1

Field Guide to Dragonflies and Damselflies of NJ—Book

$39

No

4

Field Guide to Reptiles & Amphibians of NJ—Book

$18

No

4

Field Guide to Reptiles & Amphibians of NJ—CD

$12

No

4

Field Guide to Reptiles & Amphibians of NJ—Book/CD Set

$25

No

4

Lake Survey Maps (specify waterbody)

Free

Yes

1

List of Fishing Guides

Free

Yes

1

Manasquan River Fishing Access Areas

Free

Yes

1

State Parks & Forests Maps

Free

No

3

USGS Topographic Maps

$10

No

2

Visually Impaired—Free Fishing License application

Free

No

4

Wildlife Management Area Maps (specify name of WMA)

Free

Yes

1

Sources: Be sure to write the name of the item being requested on the outside of the envelope.
  1. Available online only at www.NJFishandWildlife.com
  2. NJ Geological Survey, Maps & Publications, Sales Office, MC401-07A, P.O. Box 402, Trenton, NJ 08625-0402, (609) 777-1038
  3. DEP, Div. Parks & Forestry, MC501-04, P.O. Box 420, Trenton, NJ 08625-0420, (800) 843-6420 (Specify name of park.)
  4. NJ Div. Fish and Wildlife, MC501-03, P.O. Box 420, Trenton, NJ 08625-0420. Make check payable to Conserve Wildlife Foundation for items with a fee.

“Hook a Winner” Program

The Division of Fish and Wildlife will be jaw-tagging more than 1,000 rainbow trout for release into New Jersey waters. These tagged trout will be stocked preseason to be available for opening day fishing. If you are a lucky angler who lands one of these fish, send your name, address, fish tag number (do not send the actual tag) and location of catch to: Pequest Trout Hatchery 605 Pequest Road, Oxford, NJ 07863 Attn: Hook a Winner Program In recognition of your catch, a certificate and award patch will be mailed.

Sedge Island Field Experience Programs — Summer 2021

Sedge Island Natural Resource Education Center is offering a variety of overnight programs in the summer of 2021 for students, adults and families. Come connect with the beauty of Barnegat Bay while learning about salt marsh ecology through fishing, clamming, and discovering what's edible in the bay! Visit NJFishandWildlife.com/ sedge_summer.htm for details, date and cost or contact Karen Byrne at Karen.Byrne@dep.nj.gov.