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Can I fish? Is fishing season open?

Last Updated: 05/27/2020

Yes, but be sure to practice social distancing by staying at least six-feet away from others.

All State Parks and Forests have re-opened. Individuals should wear a face covering and only attend parks close to their homes.

All gatherings in parks must comply with the rules placed on outdoor gatherings, which limits capacity to no more than 25 people, requires social distancing, and prohibits organized or contact sports.

State police and local police will regularly patrol parks to ensure that proper social distancing protocol is followed.

NOTE: Local jurisdictions can decide whether or not to open county and municipal parks, depending upon local circumstances, and may impose additional restrictions on gatherings.

Updates on 2020 spring trout stocking, including closures of state and county park waters, are posted here.

For more details on fishing regulations and which types of fish are in season, visit: https://www.njfishandwildlife.com/njregs.htm

Source: https://www.njfishandwildlife.com/njregs.htm; Executive Order 133; Executive Order No. 148