Free Fishing Day This Saturday, Oct. 19

Oct 19, 2019
All Day

Anglers of all ages and skill levels – and both residents and nonresidents alike – can freshwater fish without a fishing license or trout stamp during New Jersey’s second Free Fishing Day of the year.

Other regulations, including size and daily catch limit, remain in effect.

Visit for a complete list of trout-stocked waters, the stocking schedule, regulations, fishing access points and trout fishing facts. Stocking information is also available via the Trout Stocking Hotline, at 609-633-6765, and, in addition, anglers can download the stocking schedule to their cell phones by scanning the QR Code in the 2019 Freshwater Fishing Digest or on the DEP Division of Fish and Wildlife’s trout stocking signs posted along trout-stocked waters.

Except for Free Fishing Days, anyone age 16 or older must obtain a fishing license to fish New Jersey’s fresh waters. A trout stamp is also required to fish for trout.

Children younger than 16 and state residents 70 years and older may fish without a license.

Licenses and stamps may be obtained from license agents statewide – listed at – or purchased at