FishingChristina Muller

Where to find Trout Stocked Waters in New Jersey

FishingChristina Muller
Where to find Trout Stocked Waters in New Jersey

NJ stocks dozens of waterbodies in nearly every county of the state. Check out these stocked trout waters to see if there is something close to your home!


BONUS BROODSTOCK PROGRAM!

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Every spring the NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife stocks more than 570,000 trout in nearly 200 streams, lakes, and ponds statewide.

The trout are reared at the Division's Pequest Trout Hatchery, and most of those stocked in the spring are 1½ years old and average about 10½ inches in length and weigh about ½ pound. However, some of the trout that are stocked every spring are considerable larger, weighing 3 to 7 pounds each and ranging from 18 to 24 inches. These large trout are called "broodstock" or "breeders" because they are mature fish (3½ years old).