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Kids Fishing In New Jersey

Ideas and locations to take kids fishing in NJ.

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Kids fishing

Fishing and the great outdoors offers kids an alternative to many influences they encounter in their busy lives today. A single fishing trip could be the turning point in a young life, and we encourage you to invest the time in New Jersey kids. The rewards are endless and it takes so little effort.

Places in New Jersey to take kids fishing

Consider these small lakes, ponds, creeks and urban fishing locations as places to take a kid fishing in the Garden State.

- Jersey City Reservoir

- Donaldson Park
- Cheesequake State Park
- Lake Roosevelt Park
- Spring Lake Park

- Merrill Creek Reservoir

Harrington Park
- Oradell Reservoir
- Overpeck Creek County Park

- Goffle Brook Park
- Point View Reservoir

- Lake Shenandoah Park
- Ocean County Park

- Union Lake Park

- Grover Cleveland Park
- Irvington Park
- Orange Park
- Verona Park
- Weequahic Park

Oak Ridge
- Oak Ridge Reservoir

- Mercer County Park
- Whitehead Pond

Top 3 tips for taking kids fishing in NJ

1. Make sure that the goal is to have fun. Catching fish is a bonus.

2. Keep it simple. Simple tackle, techniques and locations.

3. Keep the focus on the kids. Be a hero by helping them enjoy the day.

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Kids fishing photo

Kids, fishing and smiles naturally go together. Take a kid fishing and you just might change the course of their life. Then take pictures and send us one of them holding their prized catch. We will happily post it on our NJ kids fishing photos page.

See tips, ideas and instructions for taking kids fishing.

Kids fishing locations and information, by state.


Help us identify other youth fishing spots in NJ.

If you are aware of a great place to take kids fishing in your area, please let us know. We can add it to our list. Every kid that catches a fish there will appreciate the fact that you made the effort.

Ideas and locations to take kids fishing in New Jersey.