2015 New Jersey Free Fishing Days

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New Jersey Free Fishing Days – June 13 and October 17, 2015

The New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife will offer New Jersey Free Fishing Days for 2015. The first will be held on Saturday, June 13. The second Free Fishing Day will occur on Saturday, October 17, 2015.

The June Free Fishing Day will be held in conjunction with National Fishing and Boating Week; the October date will allow the public to take advantage of the fall trout stocking.

On these days fishing is allowed on the Garden State’s public waters without a license or trout stamp. All other regulations, including size and daily catch limits, remain in effect.

The Division of Fish and Wildlife offers programs and classes to help anglers advance from beginner to expert. The Pequest State Trout Hatchery in Oxford, Warren County offers free fishing programs, a Natural Resource Education Center, butterfly garden, picnic areas and hiking trails. There is also a handicapped-accessible fishing site along the Pequest River.

For those who enjoy group fishing, there are usually children’s fishing derbies held on Free Fishing Days weekend. Derbies are organized by townships, service clubs and sportsmen’s groups, and are typically open to kids up to age 16.

For more information on fishing in New Jersey, visit www.njfishandwildlife.com.

source: NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife