FISHING & BOATING
Anglers, Get the Line on Fishing
Fill your bucket with striped bass, large- and small-mouthed bass,
blackfish, bluefish, bluegills, carp, catfish, cod, crabs, crappie,
flounder, fluke, freshwater eels, ling, muskie, panfish, perch,
pickerel, porgies, sunnies, tiger, tog, triggerfish, trout, bluefin tuna or
weakfish. Hook a fish in a creek, coastal river, pond, lake, reservoir,
bay or the mighty Atlantic Ocean. Board a boat, wade in the water or
cast from a jetty, pier or shore.
A NJ State fishing license, available at fishing supply and bait
shops, is required for all freshwater fishing (ages 16–69) in the
Monmouth County Park System, and a trout stamp is also required
when fishing for trout. Although a license is not needed for saltwater
fishing (coastal river/ocean/bay), it is necessary to register with
the New Jersey Saltwater Recreational Registry Program, and
catches must conform to NJ State species size and number limits.
The state registration is free and provides an exemption from
national registration. For more information about fishing licenses,
fish stocking, places to fish and a list of fishing events, visit www.
monmouthcountyparks.com and www.state.nj.us/dep/fgw.
Note: When on the water in a county park, visitors must follow NJ
State boating laws and Park System rules and regulations. Gaspowered
motor boats are not allowed on Monmouth County Park
System waters, except the ocean.
Lakes and Reservoirs
Asbury Park—Deal Lake
Lincroft—Thompson Park Lake
Red Bank—Shadow Lake
Roosevelt—Assunpink, Rising Sun and Stone Tavern Lakes
Check www.njboatramps.org for information,
regulations and a list of additional boat ramps in
Monmouth County’s rivers and bays.
Manasquan Reservoir, Howell
Enjoy fishing or touring. Rent rowboats, electric motor
powered rowboats beginning April 1 and kayaks on
May 1. Please call the Visitor Center at 732-919-0996.
Turkey Swamp Park
Rent a canoe or paddleboat and enjoy the 17-acre
lake in Freehold, where you can fish for bass,
catfish and bluegills. Call 732-462-7286.
Red Bank Marina
Boat rentals include a fleet of Carolina Skiffs,
pontoon boats, power boats, canoes and kayaks.
RedBankMarina@gmail.com or 732-741-3320.
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 feature to locate pumpouts and
boat ramps in the Garden State or to get info on best
boating practices, fishing regulations and much more.
Sponsored by the New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium, the
NJDEP, New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife, Rutgers
University Center for Remote Sensing, the Marine Trades
Association of New Jersey, Sport Fish Restoration and
I Boat NJ.
Contact Assistant Extension Director and Marine
Recreation Agent Mike Danko at firstname.lastname@example.org. waterfront
Photo by J. Rutherford
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