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Trout Season Opener Set for Saturday

More than 250,000 trout will be stocked in 87 water bodies for opening day.

Young Fisherman on Rockaway River, Rockaway
Young Fisherman on Rockaway River, Rockaway

The weather is getting better and we should have nice weather for this year's Trout Season Opener, so get your gear ready and enjoy some Great Fishing.

Over 250,000 trout will be stocked for Opening Day - 60,000 more than previous years!

  • 87 water bodies will receive more trout than ever before!

  • Rainbow and brown trout will be stocked for Opening Day instead of brook trout that most waters typically receive! A small pilot study completed by the Division last year demonstrated rainbows were caught 2 to 1 over brook trout in 8 ponds.
  • Resident anglers between the ages of 16 and 70 are reminded that a valid fishing license is required to fish the freshwaters of New Jersey. Fishing for trout also requires the purchase of a separate Trout Stamp.
  • Trout Allocation Schedule Link: http://www.state.nj.us/dep/fgw/pdf/2014/trout_allocation14-sched.pdf
  • Bonus Brood Stock Allocation:
  • http://www.state.nj.us/dep/fgw/bonus_brdstk14.htm
  • Courtesy NJDFW
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