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"'Where to' and 'How to' Fishing Information

Fishing promotion postcard Fishing is one of the oldest and most popular outdoor pursuits around. It can be enjoyed at any age and on so many levels, from the most casual weekend worm-dunker to the angler seeking record size fish to the contemplative fly fisher to competitive bass anglers. Get outside and discover how much New Jersey has to offer regardless of your skill level or experience - fishing is something to be enjoyed by everyone!

"Great Fishing Close to Home" Brochures

Fishing has never been better in New Jersey, and now there are three brochures available to help you find lakes and ponds with the fish you seek just a short drive away. Each regional brochure contains information on each water's acreage, the nearest town, site amenities, boat and shoreline fishing, the fish available and fishing tips for each species. These brochures focus primarily on lakes and ponds with warmwater and coolwater fisheries. 'Where to' and 'how to' trout fishing information is also available on the Trout Fishing Information page.

Fishing brochures covers

Brochures are in PDF format in both high and low resolution. For a print version send your request specifying which region (North, Central or South) to

Check out the waters near you and get out and enjoy the great fishing New Jersey has to offer!

Great Fishing Close to Home - North (high res, 18.6mb)
Great Fishing Close to Home - North (low res, 2.2mb)

Great Fishing Close to Home - Central (high res, 16.5mb)
Great Fishing Close to Home - Central (low res, 880kb)

Great Fishing Close to Home - South (high res, 14.2mb)
Great Fishing Close to Home - South (low res, 1.7mb)

Warmwater Fish Information and Fishing Tips

The links below lead to information about some of the popular species found throughout the state - where to find them and how to fish for them. Below them are links to other pages with warmwater fishing information. Get outdoors and see for yourself what great fishing action is available right here in the Garden State.

arrow American Shad
arrow Black Crappie
arrow Brown Bullhead
arrow Carp
arrow Channel Catfish
arrow Chain Pickerel
arrow Largemouth Bass
arrow Muskellunge
arrow Northern Pike
arrow Smallmouth Bass
arrow Striped Bass Hybrid
arrow Sunfish
arrow Tiger Muskie
arrow Walleye
arrow White Catfish
arrow White Perch
arrow Yellow Perch


arrow Warmwater Fishing Has Never Been Better!
arrow The Fishing's Never Been Better in New Jersey
arrow Summertime Bass Fishing is Heating Up!

Trout Information, Trout Fishing Access and Trout Fishing Tips

Directions to more than 300 trout fishing public access locations are available on this website, listed by water and by county:

Directions by Water Name:
Directions listed by county:

For information about the various trout species in New Jersey and techiques for catching them see the following: (pdf, 18kb) (pdf, 390kb)

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Last Updated: April 5, 2012