Prospective anglers should visit one of Ocean County’s
many bait and tackle shops. In addition to gear and
fresh bait, these shops are the best source of local
An angler can also hire a fishing guide for a day of
fishing. Fully licensed and closely monitored by the
Coast Guard, these guides provide a boat, fishing gear,
and expertise for a day of fishing.
The most reasonable way to spend a day fishing is a
head boat. These boats charge anglers individually and
take a large number out for several hours of fishing.
They are a great way to introduce children and other
beginner anglers to fishing.
Anglers are advised there are NJ state regulations
regarding seasons, fish size, and daily bag limits.
Although New Jersey does not require a saltwater
fishing license, registration with the state is mandatory
for all anglers over the age of 16. This is a free
registration and can be done quickly online at
registration must be printed after completion.
NJBoating.org is a comprehensive,
easy-to-use interactive website
linking you to the best of boating in
New Jersey. Use the site’s mapping
features to locate pumpouts and
boat ramps in the Garden State
or to get info on the best boating
practices, fishing regulations and
much more. Sponsored by the
New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium,
the New Jersey Department of
Environmental Protection Division of
Fish and Wildlife, the Marine Trades
Association of New Jersey, United
States Fish and Wildlife Service,
Sport Fish Restoration and Boating
Trust Fund and I Boat NJ.
Sponsored by the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders
Freeholder Joseph H. Vicari, Liaison
• Pumpout boats operate weekends from Memorial Day through
early October, typically 9:00PM to 5:00PM. (varies by region)
• Services are provided FREE of charge!
• Over 1.7 million gallons of effluent have been removed from
recreational vessels that could otherwise have
ended up in the Barnegat Bay!