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.
in Monmouth County
Photo by Kim Palumbo
Monmouth County is home to some of New Jersey’s best fishing grounds: Sandy Hook, Sandy Hook Bay,
Raritan Bay, Flynns Knoll, Romer Shoal, Shrewsbury Rocks, and the Shrewsbury and Navesink Rivers.
Sandy Hook’s most popular area to surf cast is called “The Rip,” where the currents of the Atlantic Ocean
and Sandy Hook Bay meet on the northern tip of the hook.
Marinas on the ocean and Bayshore offer a wide range of services: transient slips, dock and dine, tiki bars,
BBQ and fire pits, pay-at-the pump fuel, travel lift, service and repairs, personal facilities, laundry, fishing,
bait, tackle, and bicycle rentals, to name a few, many with easy access to local beaches and parks.
A NJ State fishing license is required for all freshwater fishing in the Monmouth County Park System.
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.
For more information about fishing licenses and regulations, places to fish and a list of fishing events,
visit www.monmouthcountyparks.com and www.state.nj.us/dep/fgw.