In case you haven’t noticed, I love the outdoors of New Jersey! There are hundreds of different opportunities to enjoy nature in this state. Well, this weekend there are two events that you should get out and enjoy!
First, this weekend is “free fishing weekend” in New Jersey. That’s right – no license or trout stamp required to fish New Jersey’s waters this weekend, June 14 & 15. It’s a perfect time for families and friends to discover the simple pleasures of fishing and enjoying time together in the outdoors.
For information on where to go and the great variety of fish available, visit the Division of Fish and Wildlife Web site, http://www.njfishandwildlife.com/fishing_fresh.htm. There you’ll find links to a wealth of information on fishing in New Jersey, with very specific information on where to fish for trout and the various warmwater fish stocked throughout the state. There are three regional brochures available to help you find lakes and ponds with the fish you seek just a short drive away. The regional brochures contain information on each water’s acreage, the nearest town, site amenities, boat and shoreline fishing, the fish available and fishing tips for each species.
Take advantage of these special days to introduce someone to fishing in New Jersey – chances are they’ll be thanking you for the rest of their lives. Visit http://www.njfishandwildlife.com/ffd.htm for more information.
OK, so you want to go fishing, but maybe you aren’t sure how to get started. There’s a great open house taking place on Saturday, June 14th at White Water Flies on Rt 15 in Lafayette. You can try out different rods, enjoy some wine tasting, and pick up everything you need to have a successful weekend of fishing! I will be there with my husbanding representing Shu-Fly rods, providing fly casting instruction. We will also have our fly tying book on hand, Ten Flies, Simple Ties.
So that sounds like a perfect weekend to me. Make sure to stop by and say hi before you head out fishing!