The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife is conducting a short on-line survey to obtain angler feedback concerning New Jersey wild trout fishing opportunities.
Wild trout are fish that reproduce naturally in a stream and are not raised in a fish hatchery and stocked. Some trout stocked waters have both stocked and wild trout present.
In particular, the opinions of anglers who fish in designated Wild Trout Streams or target wild (not stocked) trout in other streams are sought.
Survey results, along with data collected during a two-year field sampling effort, will be used to guide future management and regulation decisions.
Anglers need to have their 9-digit Conservation ID Number (CID#) available before beginning the survey. This information, as well as zip codes, will only be used to assure that each angler responds only once. At no time will answers of specific individuals to specific questions be viewed.
The survey is being conducted using SurveyMonkey.
Anglers can take the survey at www.surveymonkey.com/r/njwildtroutsurvey.
source: NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife