Fishing pier at Bayshore Waterfront Park

A NJ State fishing license is required for all freshwater fishing (ages 16 through 69) in the Monmouth County Park System and a trout stamp is also required when fishing for trout. A license is not needed for saltwater fishing (coastal river/ocean/bay), but catches must conform to NJ State species size and number limits. A NJ State fishing license can be purchased at any local fishing supply/bait shop. For more information about fishing licenses, visit the NJ Division of Fish & Wildlife website. 
Fishing licenses are NOT available for purchase at the Manasquan Reservoir.

Park Type of
Water
Fishing Location Fishing License Needed Type of Fish
Bayshore Waterfront Park,
Port Monmouth
Bay Pier, wade or cast from shore No Striped bass, fluke, flounder, weakfish, bluefish
Crosswicks Creek Greenway,
Upper Freehold *
Creek Cast from shore Yes Catfish, shad
Fisherman's Cove,
Mansquan
Coastal River Cast form shore or boat No Striped bass, fluke, flounder, weakfish, bluefish
Hartshorne Woods Park,
Middletown
Coastal River Pier No Stiped bass, fluke, flounder
Holmdel Park, Holmdel Pond Cast from shore Yes Trout, largemouth bass, catfish, panfish
Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold Creek Cast from shore Yes Carp, catfish, pickerel, large mouth bass, sunnies & freshwater eels.
Manasquan Reservoir,
Howell
Reservoir Cast from shore or boat Yes Large and small-mouth bass, hybrid striped bass, tiger muskie, bullhead catfish, panfish
Manasquan River Greenway **
Howell
River Cast from shore Yes Trout
Perrineville Lake Park, Millstone Lake Cast from shore or boat Yes Bass, catfish, panfish, pickerel
Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park,
Long Branch
Ocean Cast from shore or jetties No Striped bass, weakfish, fluke, bluefish
Shark River Park, Neptune Pond & River Cast from shore Yes Pond has bluegills & sunnies. River has trout.
Thompson Park, Lincroft Lake Cast from shore or boat Yes Bass, bluegills, perch
Turkey Swamp Park, Freehold Lake Cast from shore or boat Yes Bass, catfish, crappie, bluegill
* (Park at Route 537 bridge near Holmes Mill Rd)
** (Parking at Havens Bridge Rd., West Farms Rd., Southard Ave., Ketchum Ave., Howell)