New Jersey Free Fishing Days

Posted on: May 14th, 2018 by and

Our article about NJ free fishing days was first published in 2013. It is updated annually to help you always know when the next free fishing day is.

 

Grab your pole and head to the fishing hole!

Saturday, June 9

Summer is always great because of all the time we spend at the pools, and beaches, and water parks. Have you tried fishing with your children yet? New Jersey is home to many excellent waterways, filled with varies species of freshwater fish. Children and adults over the age of 16 are required to obtain a fishing license in NJ. On FREE fishing days both adults and children can try their hand at fishing without the need of a license. This is a great opportunity for families to spend quality time in the great outdoors!

 

 

What is Free Fishing Day all about?

  • New Jersey’s Free Fishing Days are a no-risk way to introduce your kids to freshwater fishing in the Garden State and the perfect time for families to enjoy two days of outdoor fun for free.
  • Children under 16 don’t need a license to begin with but this is a time parents can enjoy fishing with their children for free.
  • It’s a perfect time for freshwater fishing!
  • All other regulations, including size and daily catch limits, remain in effect.

 

 

New Jersey Free Fishing Days (3)

 

Try one of these locations for Free Fishing in New Jersey on Saturday, June 9, 2018.

Free Fishing Day Locations in North Jersey

Bergen County Free Fishing Day Locations

The Free Fishing Day locations in Bergen County, New Jersey are Bear Swamp Lake, Campgaw Pond, Coopers Park Pond, Crystal Lake, Dahnerts Lake, Darlington Park Pond, Haledon Reservoir, MacMillan Reservoir, Mill Pond, Otto Pehle Pond, Overpeck Lake,  Ramapo Lake, Scarlet Oak Pond, Whites Pond, Wooddale Park Pond, Zabriskies Pond (Hartung Lake), Liberty Park Pond, Indian Lake Pond, Wild Duck Pond.

 

Essex County Free Fishing Day Locations

The Free Fishing Day locations in Essex County, New Jersey are Clarks Pond, Branch Brook Park Pond, Grover Cleveland Park Pond, Verona Park Lake, Weequahic Park Lake, Diamond Mill Pond, Orange Pond and Lake Vincent.

 

Hudson County Free Fishing Day Locations

The Free Fishing Day locations in Hudson County, New Jersey are Duck Pond, Lincoln Park Lake, W. Hudson County Park Pond, and Woodcliff Lake.

 

Morris County Free Fishing Day Locations

The Free Fishing Day locations in Morris County, New Jersey are Atwater Lake, Budd Lake, Burnham Park Pond, Community Park Pond (Walrus Pond), Hedden Park Lake, Kays Pond, Lake Ames, Lake George, Lake Hopatcong, Saffin’s Pond, Silas Condict Park Lake, Sunrise Lake, Speedwell Lake, Mt. Hope Lake, and Lake Musconetcong.

 

Passaic County Free Fishing Day Locations

The Free Fishing Day locations in Passaic County, New Jersey are Dundee Lake, Barbours Pond, Brushwood Pond, Echo Lake, Gatun Pond, Glasmere Ponds, Goffle Brook Park Pond, Green Turtle Pond, Greenwood Lake, Hughes Lake, Lake Sonoma, Monksville Reservoir, Oldham Pond, Pompton Lake, Shepherd Lake, Weyble Pond, Mill Pond, Sally’s Pond and Surprise Lake.

 

Somerset County Free Fishing Day Locations

The Free Fishing Day locations in Somerset County, New Jersey are Best Pond, Ann Van Middleworth Pond, Bedminster Pond, Green Brook Pond, Mettlers Pond, Watchung Lake, Spooky Brook Lake, Spring Lake and Powder Mill Pond.

 

Sussex County Free Fishing Day Locations

The Free Fishing Day locations in Sussex County, New Jersey are Blue Mountain Lake, Crater Lake, Hainesville Pond, Hemlock Pond, Iliff Lake, Kittatinny Camp Pond, Lake Aeroflex, Lake Hopatcong, Lake Lookout, Lake Marcia, Lake Musconetcong, Lake Ocquittunk, Laurel Pond, Little Swartswood, Long Pine Pond, Paulinskill Lake, Ryker Lake, Silver Lake, Spring Lake, Steenykill Lake, Stony Lake, Swartswood Lake, Thunder Mt. Lake, Wawayanda Lake, Cranberry Lake, Jefferson Lake and Saw Mill Lake.

 

 

Union County Free Fishing Day Locations

The Free Fishing Day locations in Union County, New Jersey are Milton Lake, Brookside Park Pond, Briant Park Pond, Cedar Brook Park Pond, Echo Park Pond, Mindowaskin Pond, Nomahegan Pond, Rahway River Park Pond (Jackson Pond), Warinanco Park Pond, Wilson Park Pond (McGiluory’s Pond), Seely’s Pond and Surprise Lake.

 

Warren County Free Fishing Day Locations

The Free Fishing Day locations in Warren County, New Jersey are Allamuchy Pond, Blair Lake, Catfish Pond, Columbia Lake, Deer Park Pond, Furnace Lake, Ghost Lake, Merrill Creek Reservoir, Mountain Lake, Watergate Pond, White Lake, Sunfish Pond and Delaware Lake.

 

Free Fishing Day Locations in Central Jersey

Hunterdon County Free Fishing Day Locations

The Free Fishing Day locations in Hunterdon County, New Jersey are  Amwell Lake, Clinton WMA Pond, Round Valley Recreation Lake and Reservoir, Spruce Run Reservoir, Echo Hill Pond, Demott Pond, and Deer Path Park Pond.

 

Mercer County Free Fishing Day Locations

The Free Fishing Day locations in Mercer County, New Jersey are Baldwin Lake, Belle Mountain Pond, Carnegie Lake, Colonial Lake, Community Park North Pond, Gropps Lake, Lake Mercer, Log Basin Pond, Peddie Lake, Rosedale Lake,  Stony Brook Watershed Pond, Grovers Mill Pond, Etra Lake and Whitehead Mill Pond.

 

Middlesex County Free Fishing Day Locations

The Free Fishing Day locations in Middlesex County, New Jersey are Bissets Pond, Brainerd Lake, Carnegie Lake, Carteret Park Pond, Davidsons Mill Pond, DeVoe Lake, East Brunswick Park Lake (Dallenbach’s Pond), Farrington Lake, Helmetta Lake, Kennedy Park Pond, Lake Papaianni, Manalapan Lake,New Market Pond, Plainsboro Pond, Roosevelt Park Pond, Spring Lake,Victor Crowell Pond (Willow Lake/Lake Creighton), Westons Mill Pond, Green Acres Park, Hooks Creek Lake, and Milltown Pond.

 

 

Monmouth County Free Fishing Day Locations

The Free Fishing Day locations in Monmouth County, New Jersey are Allentown Pond, Assunpink Lake, Englishtown Mill Pond (Lake Weamaconk), Garveys Pond, Holmdel Park Pond, Kesslers Pond, Lake Como, Lefferts Lake, Macs Pond,  Millhurst Mills Lake (Millhurst Pond), Mohawk Pond, Poricy Pond, Rising Sun Lake, Shark River Park Pond, Silver Lake, Spring Lake, Stone Tavern Lake, Takanassee Lake, Thompson Park Lake (Marlu Lake), Topenemus Lake, Turkey Swamp Park Pond, Deal Lake, Echo Lake, and Shadow Lake.

 




 

Free Fishing Day Locations in South Jersey

Atlantic County Free Fishing Day Locations

The Free Fishing Day locations in Atlantic County, New Jersey are Corbin City Impoundment, Hammonton Lake, Birch Grove Park Ponds, Lake Lenape, Mill Pond, Bargaintown Pond, Heritage Park Pond, Maple Lake, Makepeace Lake, and Egg Harbor City Lake.

 

Burlington County Free Fishing Day Locations

The Free Fishing Day locations in Burlington County, New Jersey are Atsion Lake, Bastso Lake, Big Pine Lake, Harrisville Lake, Kirby’s Mill Pond (Lake Cotoxen), Lake Absegami, Lake Oswego, Laurel Acres Pond, Little Pine Lake, Medford Park Ponds, Mirror Lake, Pakim Pond, Pemberton Lake, Smithville Lake, Swedes Lake, Sylvan Lake, Vincentown Mill Pond, Whitesbog Pond, Woolmans Lake, Crystal Lake and Strawbridge Lake.

 

Camden County Free Fishing Day Locations

The Free Fishing Day locations in Camden County, New Jersey are Blackwood Lake, Dramasei Lake, Evans Lake, Haddon Lake, Hirschs Pond (Runnemede Lake), Hopkins Pond, Kirkwood Lake, Lake Rene, Linden Lake, Munns Lake, Nashs Lake, New Brooklyn Lake, Newton Lake, Oak Pond, Rowands Pond, Wallworth Pond,  Cedar Pond, Cherrywood Lake and Cooper River Park Lake.

 

Cape May County Free Fishing Day Locations

The Free Fishing Day locations in Cape May County, New Jersey are Cape May Park Ponds, Lake Nummy, Tuckahoe Lake, Dennisville Lake, East Creek Pond and West Pond.

 

Cumberland County Free Fishing Day Locations

The Free Fishing Day locations in Cumberland County, New Jersey are Cumberland Pond, Bostwick Lake, Cedarville Ponds, Clarks Ponds, Davis Mill Pond, Giampietro Park Pond, Laurel Lake, Mary Elmer Lake, Menantico Sand Ponds, Shaws Mill Pond, Willow Grove Lake,  Cedar Lake, Sunset Lake and Union Lake.

 

Gloucester County Free Fishing Day Locations

The Free Fishing Day locations in Gloucester County, New Jersey are Alcyon Lake, Franklinville Lake, Glenn Lake, Greenwich Lake, Grenloch Lake, Harrisonville Lake, Iona Lake, Malaga Lake, Nashs Lake, Swedesboro Lake, Wilson Lake,  Mullica Hill Lake and Logan Pond.

Ocean County Free Fishing Day Locations

The Free Fishing Day locations in Ocean County, New Jersey are Butterfly Bogs Pond, Bauer Pond, Colliers Mill Pond, Deerhead Lake, Enno Lake (Bennetts Pond), Forge Pond, Goose Pond, Horicon Lake, Kennedy Pond, Lake Barnegat, Lake Carasaljo, Lake Fishigan, Lake of the Lillies, Lake Manahawkin, Lake Manetta, Mill Pond, Oakford Lake, Pohatcong Lake, Prospertown Lake, Shannoc Pond, Shenandoah Lake, Stafford Forge Reservoir, Whitesbog Pond, Turn Mills Pond, Success Lake, and Wells Mill Lake.

 

Salem County Free Fishing Day Locations

The Free Fishing Day locations in Salem County, New Jersey are Avis Mill Pond, DOD Lake, Elkington Mill Pond, Elmer Lake, Harrisonville Lake, Laurel Lake, Maskells Mills Lake, Parvin Lake, Riverview Beach Pond, Thundergust Lake, Woodstown Memorial Lake, Schadlers Sand Wash Pond, Daretown Lake, Rainbow Lake and Salem Canal.

 

Fish at Bastso Lake in Burlington County this weekend.

Fish at Bastso Lake in Burlington County this weekend.

 

Some fish that you can catch during the free fishing days:

  • stocked muskellunge
  • northern pike
  • walleye
  • striped bass hybrids
  • channel catfish
  • lake trout

For more information on fishing with kids in NJ go to~http://www.state.nj.us/dep/fgw/ffd.htm

What will you catch this summer? We at Jersey Family Fun hope you have a fun family day fishing and enjoy the beautiful weather!

 

 

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