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NJ BACK IN THE WASHINGTON SPOTLIGHT

May 6, 2019 - A New Jersey angler and fishing industry leader shares his views in a House Natural Resources Subcommittee hearing on May 1, 2019, as the Magnuson Stevens Act enters the spotlight once again.

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STRIPED BASS STOCK ASSESSMENT UPDATE

April 29, 2019 - Results of the recent stock assessment have fishery managers looking for answers to help rebuild the fishery. Read more »

THE FISHERMAN’S BLACK DRUM BATTLE

April 29, 2019 - Blooming dogwoods and booming drum are a “boon” to Jersey anglers looking to compete this season. Read more »

STRIPED BASS MORTALITY: A GUESSING GAME

April 28, 2019 - It’s a sad fact that illegal harvesting and bycatch mortality figures are considerably higher than most people think.

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THE 2019 SALT WATER LURE COLLECTORS CLUB SHOW

April 23, 2019 - With a new venue for 2019, this year's event is sure to be even bigger and better than ever! Read more »

COLD-WATER SAFETY

April 22, 2019 - With the open-water fishing season underway, keep in mind these cold-water safety precautions to ensure a great day of fishing! Read more »

GOVERNOR CUOMO SIGNS BUNKER PURSE SEINE BILL

April 22, 2019 - This critical new law will help us further protect a vital fishery that supports species important to our sport fishing economy.

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FINAL '19 FLUKE & SEA BASS REGS

April 15, 2019 - New Jersey is expected to finalize (finally!) the 2019 summer flounder and black sea bass regulations on Tuesday, April 16 in Manahawkin at a public meeting of the New Jersey Marine Fisheries Council. Read more »

THINGS ARE HAPPENING!

April 15, 2019 - From the trout opener to the first confirmed keeper tog reports to haddock opening on 4/15, there are lots of opportunities for those looking to get out and fish! Read more »

WE WANT YOUR PHOTOS

April 11, 2019 - Good quality photos are always in demand. Send us yours and you just might end up on the cover of The Fisherman.

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MORE THAN A CATCH & RELEASE PHILOSPHY

April 8, 2019 - We can only encourage, we can educate, and hopefully our readers pick up on the philosophy that our fisheries are far too valuable to waste. Read more »

SHOW US YOUR CATCH!

April 8, 2019 - With fishing seasons opening almost weekly across Southern New England, now is the time to head to the water and get on the bite! Read more »