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Montvale Recreation Department : Fish with a First Responder

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Montvale NJ, on June 8th at 9am, the Montvale NJ Recreation Department hosted a fishing event at Huff Pond, with invaluable assistance from the Montvale PBA, Fire Department, and Tri-Boro Ambulance. The pond was specially stocked for the occasion with Blue Gills, Bass, and five large Golden Trout, ensuring an exciting and rewarding experience for all participants.

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New Jersey’s Hooked on Fishing-Not on Drugs Program Annual Youth Fishing Challenge

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Old Tappan NJ, NJDEP Fish & Wildlife’s Hooked on Fishing Program is hosting the 9th Annual Youth Fishing Challenge (YFC) statewide to introduce youth, ages 20 and younger, to freshwater fishing and to encourage children to avoid drugs, alcohol and tobacco by pursuing fun activities.

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SPRING TRADITION GETS UNDERWAY WITH OPENING DAY OF TROUT SEASON ON SATURDAY, APRIL 6

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Ho-Ho-Kus NJ, New Jersey waterways will be freshly stocked with more than 180,000 rainbow trout, as well as larger broodstock, for anglers eagerly awaiting the beginning of spring trout season on Saturday, April 6.

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Opening Day of Trout Season Begins on April 6 at 8:00 a.m!

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Ridgewood NJ, opening day of trout season begins on April 6 at 8:00 a.m! From April 6 to May 31, 2024 the minimum legal size is 9″ with a daily limit of 6 trout in most trout waters.

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Ridgewood: Fishing to Free the Mind – May 29, 2023 – 2 Sessions – 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. or 12:20 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

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Ridgewood NJ, Fishing to Free the Mind – May 29, 2023 – 2 Sessions – 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. or 12:20 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – This event is sponsored by the Ridgewood Recreation Department as part of the Village of Ridgewood’s “Spring Into Health” 2023 Wellness Series. Register at www.ridgewoodnj.net/communitypass.

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NJ College Students Design Winning Conservation Prototype with “EcoBob,” a biodegradable fishing bobber

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Mahwah NJ, A group of student entrepreneurs developed a winning conservation prototype, taking home a national title and a 10,000 dollar cash prize to scale their prototype ahead of the World competition.  Continue reading NJ College Students Design Winning Conservation Prototype with “EcoBob,” a biodegradable fishing bobber

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How To Find The Right Equipment For Your Favourite Hobbies

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No matter what your favorite hobby is, whether it’s golfing, hiking, biking, or fishing, you need the right equipment to make the most of it. With so many options on the market, it can be tough to know where to start. Don’t fret – we’re here to make your search for the ideal equipment a breeze. In this article, you’ll find helpful tips on finding the best gear for all of your hobbies; regardless if you are just getting started or an expert enthusiast! Keep reading and discover valuable advice that will help get you prepared in no time.

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New State Record Hybrid Striped Bass Caught in Monskville Reservoir

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Monskville Reservoir NJ, John Vayda caught the new state record Hybrid Striped Bass in Monskville Reservoir on October 9, 2022. The fish weighed 16 pounds, 10 ounces, and measured 31 inches in length with a girth of 23 inches. It replaces Bill Schmidt’s 1999 record hybrid that weighed 16 pounds, 4 ounces.

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Today is National Hunting and Fishing Day!

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Thank you New Jersey hunters and anglers for supporting the conservation of our state’s fish and wildlife resources

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Ridgewood NJ, revenue derived from hunting and fishing license and permit sales, as well as Federal Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program grants, directly supports the operation of our state fish hatcheries, stocking programs, enforcement of fish and wildlife regulations, habitat protection, research, wildlife management area maintenance, education programs and more.

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Free Fishing Day Is Saturday, June 4

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Ridgewood NJ, haven’t fished in a while, or maybe never fished? Have a friend or family member who hasn’t either? Saturday is Free Fishing Day, the perfect time for New Jersey residents to try fishing the state’s public waters without a license or trout stamp. All other regulations including size and daily catch limits remain in effect.

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TROUT STOCKED WATERS REMAIN CLOSED TO TROUT FISHING UNTIL APRIL 9

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Ridgewood NJ, preseason trout stocking continues through April 9 at 8:00 a.m.  Catch and Release of trout is also prohibited during this time period. (* See Exceptions below). Public waters NOT included in the trout stocking program remain open to fishing.

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Fall Trout Stocking Begins Next Week October 12th

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Ridgewood NJ, beginning October 12, two-year old trout averaging about 14″-16″ in length along with some three-year old broodstock , will be stocked in 36 streams, lakes and ponds throughout New Jersey.

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NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife has Officially Certified a New State Record Saltwater Fish Catch

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Perth Amboy NJ, the NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife has officially certified, and is pleased to announce, the catch of a new state record saltwater fish.

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