The Pequest Natural Resource Education Center is open daily, including weekends, through the end of October.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Pequest Trout Hatchery and Natural Resource Education Center is located on Rt. 46 nine miles west of Hackettstown in scenic Warren County. On-line directions are available. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily (excluding holidays) and for scheduled programs. Admission is free.
All programs require registration unless noted, and one adult per group must have a valid fishing license and trout stamp; programs not requiring registration are marked with an asterisk ( * ). Registration opens two weeks prior to the scheduled date. For registration or information call 908-637-4125 ext. 0.
Group programs are also available.
Fly Fishing Clinic for Families & Beginners
Saturday, October 25
Part I: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Part II: 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
Fall in love with fishing by joining us for this all-day hands-on workshop. Greg Becker of White Water Flies and volunteers will guide you step-by-step through the intricate art of fly tying a wooly bugger and the mellifluous casting technique of fly fishing for trout. Learn a new skill you can practice for life!
Part I will cover basic fly tying to make attractive fly fishing lures. Each participant will make at least two lures. After lunch, Part II will introduce the basics of fly casting techniques, and participants will get to try their skills on the Pequest Education Pond. Participants 16 and older must have a valid NJ fishing license with trout stamp.
For more information and to register call Greg at 201-230-5455. SPACE IS LIMITED so register now. Dress for the weather. Heavy rain will cancel.
There is a $15 fee per adult and $5 per child payable to White Water Flies. This workshop is sponsored by NJDEP Division of Fish & Wildlife and White Water Flies.
Flyer (pdf, 40kb)
Weather fans take note: The Pequest Trout Hatchery has become the newest link in Rutgers University's weather station network. The hatchery is now the site of one of 13 stations throughout the state that feed data to the state's weather and climate monitoring system. To view current weather conditions visit:
The Pequest Trout Hatchery and Natural Resource Education Center is located on Rt. 46 nine miles west of Hackettstown in scenic Warren County. On-line directions are available. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday (excluding holidays) and admission is free.