From surf fishing for striped bass or flounder to stream fishing for brook trout, fishing in NJ offers some of the best saltwater and freshwater fishing in the country. Get started fishing in New Jersey by purchasing a fish license, checking state fishing regulations and reading local fishing reports in this section.

Detailed resources and general information on fishing in NJ can be found on the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) website.

Free Fishing Days in New Jersey:

Take someone new fishing on one of the Free Fishing Days in New Jersey. Free fishing days allow new or beginning anglers the opportunity to fish without having to purchase a license. Most of the Free Fishing events take place during National Fishing and Boating Week.