Fishing and Boating in New Jersey

New Jersey offers amazing fishing and boating spots for people of all skill levels and backgrounds. If you want to find the best places to fish, check fishing regulations, renew your boat registration or take a boating class; you can find all of these resources and more here.

New Jersey

New Jersey Fishing

In New Jersey, there are a variety of fishing opportunities available. Purchase an annual freshwater or saltwater fishing license here.

Get a New Jersey Fishing License

Buying a fishing license is the first & most important step for any angler. Get more information.

New Jersey Boating

New Jersey is best known for its rich coastline and the state’s vast inland resources, rivers and streams. Register your boat today.

Register A Boat In New Jersey

Registering your boat is easier than you think. Get information about how to register your boat.

Fishing and Boating Events in New Jersey


Fly Casting and Fishing for Beginners

Learn the basics of fly casting and fly fishing in this four-hour program run by Wildlife Conservation Corps volunteers from Central Jersey Trout Unlimited. Topics will include equipment, knot tying, entomology, stream tactics...

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Intermediate Fly Tying - Trout

In this two-hour class, we will cover patterns that represent an insect's vulnerable state of either emergence or the cripple state for mayflies and caddis flies. Being able to tie these patterns will help give anglers an edge...

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Intermediate Fly Tying - Steelhead

In this class we will learn effective patterns for Great Lakes Steelhead. Patterns that will be covered include egg, nymph and baitfish patterns. We will cover material and hook selection for these patterns as well as techniqu...

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Mom and son fishing together

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How to Get Your Boating License or Boater Education Card

How to Get Your Boating License or Boater Education Card

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