My husband really looks forward to April. Right after the stress of shopping for my birthday gift, he can look forward to the Nirvana of trout fishing opening day! Those guys consider this to be a holiday and really flock to Jefferson Township, where some of the best trout fishing can be done.
Topping the list of many trout anglers are several locations along Berkshire Valley Road. And forget about being crowded in, shoulder to shoulder! Jim had this place all to himself on opening day, with not another human in sight! This particular stream runs off from Longwood Lake and is actually part of the Rockaway River.
Walking through these woods you can achieve a complete state of ZEN. Such a serene setting, it's easy to forget that a county road is just beyond.
These streams are regularly stocked, with claims of 3 lb.'ers being caught this Easter Sunday!
If you're in the mood to explore further, check out these resources for places to trout fish in New Jersey ...
The list of portions of streams and rivers below are owned by various government agencies and public access is assured. Of the approximately 8,600 miles of freshwater streams in the state, these represent only a small percent; however these waters should provide stretches of uninterrupted "hassle free" fishing. Click for a list of ponds, lakes and reservoirs.
For the print version, which contains additional information, including species found and fishing quality, send a self-addressed, stamped ($0.60) business-size envelope to "Places to Fish", Pequest Trout Hatchery, 605 Pequest Rd., Oxford, NJ 07863. The print version is also available in PDF format.
For a list of publicly owned access sites on the Delaware River
contact the Bureau of Freshwater Fisheries at P.O. Box 394,
Lebanon, NJ 08833 or call 908-236-2118. The list is available on
line as well.
I took a walk through the woods this morning and took these pictures. No wonder I'm in love with this place!
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