Get a New Jersey Fishing License

Are you eager to try fishing for smallmouth bass on the Delaware River from Bull’s Island State Park or are you interested in heading over to the Spruce Run Reservoir to catch a striped bass? Either way, you will need to have a valid New Jersey fishing license and knowledge of state fishing regulations before you make the trip.

Get a New Jersey Fishing License

NEW JERSEY FISHING LAWS AND REGULATIONS

Once you have your valid NJ fishing license, you will need to read and understand the state fishing regulations. Be sure you can properly identify all of the New Jersey fish species, then follow all of the fishing rules that apply.

IT’S NOT A FEE, IT’S A CONTRIBUTION

Your fishing license purchase helps to protect and preserve the sport of fishing for years to come. The fees collected from New Jersey fishing licenses go toward fishery management, habitat development, endangered species programs, and conservation education.

New Jersey Fishing License

NEW JERSEY FISHING LICENSE INFORMATION

  • Fishing licenses can be purchased online from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of Fish & Wildlife or from approved license vendors that sell hunting and fishing equipment.
  • Licenses are issued every month of the year and are effective from the date of purchase until December 31.
  • Anyone age 16 or older must obtain a fishing license, as well as a trout stamp if fishing for trout. Children under 16 and New Jersey residents 70 years and older can fish for free.