Trout Fishing Season In NJ

Hello Fellow Fisher-folk, how are you all doing?

I just finished the God-awful income taxes for another year! Yay!!!! It’s such a horrible thing and it usually takes over 2 weeks for me to complete everything.

And of course you know I missed Trout Opening Season here in NJ because of the income taxes this year! You know, I’ve never been able to go to opening day for Trout fishing here in NJ … something ALWAYS comes up! So I hope you had better luck than I did and that you were able to go and catch a few trout.

I received an e-mail from the NJ Fish and Wildlife Department that I thought I’d share with you, in case you aren’t privy to that info. There are lots of nice links in the mail.

Check it out:

The most anticipated day on the New Jersey fishing calendar is the opening day of trout season, which falls on April 7 this year. More than 180,000 trout have been stocked for opening day anglers, including thousands of breeders that measure 17 to 24 inches and weigh 3 to 8 pounds.

During April and May, nearly 600,000 trout, including more than 5,000 breeders, will be stocked in nearly 200 streams, ponds and lakes throughout New Jersey. Nine ponds and small lakes will each get a special allocation of 30 to 50 breeder trout providing great opportunities for many anglers to catch that trout of a lifetime. This year’s Bonus Broodstock Ponds and Lakes are listed at

The entire spring trout season stocking schedule can be viewed at Weekly in-season stocking information is also available by calling the Trout Stocking Hotline, (609) 633-6765.

There’s a reason the number of New Jersey trout anglers has increased more than 20 percent during the past six years. It’s because trout fishing has never been better in the Garden State, and we’re working to keep it that way in 2012. Don’t miss out this year; join the growing group of anglers who know the value and quality of New Jersey trout fishing.

In just minutes, you can be on your way to enjoying some time in the outdoors while experiencing the thrill of trout fishing in New Jersey. Simply visit to buy and print your fishing license and trout stamp online. Licenses and trout stamps can also be purchased at nearly 200 license agent locations throughout the state listed at License buyers have the satisfaction of knowing 100 percent of their money goes toward improving fishing in New Jersey and protecting the quality of the state’s waters both for fish and people.

This message was sent by the NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife to individuals who provided an e-mail address via the DFW license sales website. You can remove or change the address at any time by editing your profile at or by replying to this message with “Unsubscribe” as the Subject.

So here’s to another succesful fishing season for us all!

Cheers and I’ll catch you later!


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