If you would like to obtain a NJ fishing license, please visit the following locations:

Dick's Sporting Goods E. Hanover 973-428-0889 NO
Dick's Sporting Goods Rockaway 973-659-1950 NO
Dorsi's Deli & Pharmacy Stirling 908-647-7878 NO
Dows Boat Rental Lake Hopatcong 973-663-3826 NO
Lakes End Marina Landing 973-398-5707 NO
Ramsey Outdoor Store Ledgewood 973-584-7799 NO
The Sports Authority East Hanover 973-884-4022 NO
The Sports Authority Riverdale 973-831-7812 NO
Wal-Mart Boonton 973-299-3943 NO
Wal-Mart Riverdale 973-835-5812 NO
Wal-Mart Cedar Knolls 973-889-8646 NO
Wal-Mart Flanders 973-347-7400 NO
Wal-Mart Ledgewood 973-252-7666 NO
Wal-Mart Rockaway 973-361-6089 NO

Any anglers over the age of 16 require a NJ Fishing License and if you are attending the 11th Annual Mayor's Fishing Derby, please be sure to obtain a Trout Stamp.

The New "Buddy" License
A new type of license is now available to anglers introducing a "Buddy" to freshwater fishing.

The Fishing Buddy License offers both a current and a new angler (or two new anglers) reduced price fishing licenses!

The new discounted licenses are available to resident anglers ages 16 to 65, or nonresident anglers over age 16, who purchase their freshwater fishing license with a "Buddy." Eligibility requires at least one new angler.

For this program a "new angler" is considered a resident or non-resident who has never purchased a fishing license or has not purchased an annual fishing license since 2010.

For example: Two "Fishing Buddies" may consist of either:

  1. One resident or non-resident who has purchased at least one fishing license since 2010 AND one resident or non-resident who has NOT purchased an annual fishing licenses since 2010.
    • Two residents, non-residents, or one each - neither of whom have purchased an annual NJ fishing licenses since 2010.


The regular and new license fees are as follows:

License Regular Price "Fishing Buddy" Price
Resident Fishing $22.50 $11.75
Non-Resident Fishing $34.00 $17.50
All-Around Sportsman $72.25 $62.50

The following conditions apply to the new, discounted "Buddy" license:

  • Discount price is applied to both the current and “Buddy” license buyers.
    • The Buddy fishing license is available ONLY at license agents; cannot be purchased online.
      • BOTH anglers must be present at the time of purchase.
        • Applies to both resident and non-resident anglers.
          • Certified disabled veterans, National Guard personnel, senior license buyers (65 years of age and older) and residents over 70 (license not required) are not eligible for the “Fishing Buddy” program as they already receive special pricing through existing discount programs.
            • Trout Stamps are not discounted.

            Pass on the tradition and we will pass on the savings!