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New Jersey

Freshwater Fishing

Freshwater Fishing

Licenses, Permits & Fees

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

Licenses

Resident Fishing

Ages 16–64 yrs. — $22.50 (Buddy License* $11.75)

Senior Resident Fishing

Ages 65–69 yrs. — $12.50
70 & over — Free

Resident Trout Stamp

Ages 16–69 yrs. — $10.50

Non-resident Fishing

Age 16 yrs. and older — $34 (Buddy License* $17.50)

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) — $72.25 (Buddy License* $62.50)

Permits

WMA Boat Ramp Permit — $15
Available online or through license agents

Water Lowering, Fish Stocking, Baitfish Collecting, Fish Tagging Permits — $2

Scientific Collecting Permits — $22
Available through the Bureau of Freshwater Fisheries 908-236-2118

Commercial Snapping Turtles and Frog Permits

Applications available on Fish and Wildlife's website. Questions can be emailed to [email protected]