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2014-2015 Fish Code Changes

posted Oct 16, 2013, 10:38 AM by Mike Balogh   [ updated Feb 4, 2014, 7:07 AM by North Jersey TU ]
Hopefully you received the email notification from Rich Thomas, the NJTU State Council Chairperson, concerning the proposed changes to the 2014 – 2015 New Jersey Fish code urging support for the new fish code during the 60 day comment period that ends November 15th, 2013.

The proposed changes would have a positive impact to the existing 4.2 mile fly fishing only stretch on the Flatbrook, which is open to all tackle for the first 9 days of the season, and then allows general kill regulations for the remainder of the system.  The proposed Fish Code would change the entire 4.2 mile stretch to Catch and Release for trout and allow artificial lures only.  The NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife believes that the existing population of wild brook trout will have the chance to flourish, and that hold over stocked trout will be given the opportunity grow and adapt to the wild surroundings.  The likelihood is high that a tremendous fishery will take hold on this section allowing the Flatbrook to become an even better source of quality trout fishing.