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2012 Freshwater Fishing Issue of the Fish and Wildlife DIGEST

This Digest is available photocopied in an enlarged format for the visually impaired. To request a black and white, large format Digest, write to: NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife, Large Format Freshwater Fishing Digest, Mail Code 501-03, P.O. Box 420, Trenton, NJ 08625-0420.

Fishing Digest Cover The 2012 Freshwater Fishing DIGEST is available on this website in PDF format in its entirety and individual segments. Print versions are available at Division offices and at license agents. An interactive digital version is available on the publisher's website.

Past Issues

Publisher's digital version of the 2012 Freshwater Fishing DIGEST

2012 Freshwater Fishing Issue of the Fish and Wildlife DIGEST (pdf, 6.9mb)

2012 Issue Corrections:

Page 18, section headed "Spring Trout Stocked Waters With No In-Season Closures": The first paragraph should read: After opening day, these waters may be fished on the day they are stocked. The existing text incorrectly states that these waters are closed on their designated stocking dates.

Page 21, Fly Fishing Areas section: Under Season, the 3rd time frame listed should read: April 7 at 8 a.m. - April 16 at 5 a.m. No gear restrictions except on Blewett Tract. The existing text gives an incorrect time frame of April 7 at 8 a.m. - April 15 at 5 a.m.

DIGEST SEGMENTS

Cover - Page 3 - Contains: Cover; Table of Contents; Fishing Hotlines; Saltwater Angler Registry Information; List of Councils; and advertisements. (pdf, 1.3mb)

Pages 4 - 7 - Contains: Director's Message; Highlights of Regulation Changes; WILD Outdoor Expo; and advertisements. (pdf, 600kb)

Pages 8 - 15 - Contains: Celebrating 100 Years of the Hackettstown State Fish Hatchery (article); Early Dedicated Funds; Superintendents of the Hackettstown Hatchery (article); Hackettstown Hatchery 100th Anniversary Celebration; and advertisements. (pdf, 1.5mb)

Pages 16 - 23 - Contains: License Information; Disabled Veterans License Information; Summary of General Fishing Regulations; Water Supply Reservoir Permits; General Trout Fishing Information, Regulations and Spring Stocked Waters; Sea Run Brown Trout Information; and advertisements. (pdf, 410kb)

Pages 24 - 33 - Contains: Hackettstown Hatchery As a Haven for Wildlife (article); Freshwater Fish ID Illustrations;Fishing Regulations - Size, Season and Creel Limits; Boundary Waters Regulations; Freshwater Fisheries Forums; Baitfish, Turtle and Frog Regulations; Motor Boat and Jet Ski Regulations; Free Fishing Days; Pequest Open House and Flea Market; Trout In the Classroom; Teen Anglers Youth Days; Display Your License; Become a Hunter Education Instructor; Fishing License Lines - Where License is Required; Wildlife Management Area Regulations; Create Your Own WMA Map; Accessible Fishing Sites Information; and advertisements. (pdf, 850kb)

Pages 34 - 41 - Contains: Life Cycle of a Fish Hatchery (article); Meet the Mosquito-Eaters (article); Life Cycle of the Mosquito; State Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs Information;New Jersey's Stocking Programs; Free Fishing Days; Protect NJ Waters - Invasive Fish/Plants/Mussels; Fish Smart, Eat Smart - Eating Fish and Crabs Caught in NJ Waters; Angler Ethics; and advertisements. (pdf, 1.0mb)

Pages 42 - 46 - Contains: Record Freshwater Fish; Skillful Angler Awards Program; Native Fish Art & Writing Contest; Hook-A-Winner Program; DEP Publications of Special Interest to Anglers; State Police Marine Law Stations; Get on the (E-mail) Lists; Volunteers Needed for Fishing Education; and advertisements. (pdf, 500kb)

Pages 47 - 50 - Contains: Angler's Showplace (advertising section); Telephone Directory and advertisements. (pdf, 880kb)

Digest Advertising
The Division of Fish and Wildlife incorporates advertising in each issue of the New Jersey Fish and Wildlife Digest to defray publishing and printing costs. This responsible use of funding permits the Division to expand communication and outreach efforts with the sportsmen and women who enjoy our wildlife resources.

To advertise in upcoming issues of the Digest (Freshwater Fishing, Marine or Hunting), click on the link to our publisher, J. F. Griffin Publishing, www.jfgriffin.com or call 413-884-1001.

Past Issues
2011 Freshwater Fishing Issue of the Fish and Wildlife DIGEST
2010 Freshwater Fishing Issue of the Fish and Wildlife DIGEST
2009 Freshwater Fishing Issue of the Fish and Wildlife DIGEST
2008 Freshwater Fishing Issue of the Fish and Wildlife DIGEST
2007 Freshwater Fishing Issue of the Fish and Wildlife DIGEST
2006 Freshwater Fishing Issue of the Fish and Wildlife DIGEST
2005 Freshwater Fishing Issue of the Fish and Wildlife DIGEST
2004 Freshwater Fishing Issue of the Fish and Wildlife DIGEST
2003 Freshwater Fishing Issue of the Fish and Wildlife DIGEST
2002 Freshwater Fishing Issue of the Fish and Wildlife DIGEST
2001 Freshwater Fishing Issue of the Fish and Wildlife DIGEST
2000 Freshwater Fishing Issue of the Fish and Wildlife DIGEST
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Last Updated: January 4, 2012