Legislature

The Politics of Fishery Preservation

The following link(s) will give you the information needed to send a letter, fax or e-mail to members of congress pertaining to the issues of New Jersey Saltwater Fishery laws and regulations that adversely affect the Recreational Fisherman.

Federal Government
U.S. House of Representatives – Who’s Who
Congress Directory – New Jersey

State of New Jersey
Send e-mail to NJ Governor Phil Murphy
New Jersey State Legislature

Clubs and Organizations

JERSEY COAST ANGLERS ASSOCIATION
Working For the Saltwater Resource and Marine Anglers
1201 Route 37 East
Toms River NJ 08753
Phone 732-506-6565
Fax 732-506-6975

NEW JERSEY STATE FEDERATION OF SPORTSMEN’S CLUBS
Working For The Sportpersons Of New Jersey
PO Box 742
New Foundland, NJ 07435-0742

RFA The Recreational Fishing Alliance
PO Box 98263 
Washington, DC 20090
Phone 1-888-SAVE-FISH

Marine Recreational Information Program (MRIP)

Fishing Facts

Of the fifty United States, thirty-eight have a striped-bass record. New Jersey has the largest striped-bass record—a 78-pound 8·ounce whopper that was caught in 1982. The state with the smallest striped-bass record is Iowa. That landlocked striper weighed only 9 pounds 4 ounces and was caught in 1983.
There’s something fishy about beer these days. Fish Tail Ale is popular as ever, and New Jersey’s Flying Fish Brewery is one of the state’s largest specialty breweries. There’s also Washington’s Wild Salmon Organic Pale Ale, Florida’s Land Shark beer, Delaware’s Dogfish Head beer, and two versions of Stingray beer—a lighter version from the Cayman Islands and a dark beer from Canada.
The triangle fly is probably the most unusual of saltwater flies. It’s one of the few, if not only, flies tied to a treble hook. It’s also barely a fly at all, because hardly any material is used. It is complete after tying the two straw pearl twinkle flashes and the tiny tuft of natural squirrel, leaving an entire hook fully exposed. Incredibly this barebacked treble fly is a knockout when it comes to sea trout.

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