from NJ Fish and Wildlife 2015
Scott's Bait and Tackle
is NOT a license agent - WE DO NOT SELL LICENSES
This page is just for customer reference.
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Where to Buy Licenses?
|2015 Clamming/Crabbing License Pricing
Click here for: Shellfish Charts (open/closed waters)
|Non-commercial Crab Pot License (See also CRAB POT Reglutions)||$2.00|
|Resident Recreational Shellfish License (See also Shellfish Regulation/License Info)||$10.00|
Senior (62 and older) Recreational Shellfish License
Click here for more info
|Juvenile (under 14 years of age) Recreational Shellfish License (Resident/Non-Resident)||$2.00|
|Non-Resident Recreational Shellfish License||$20.00|
|Commercial Shellfish License||$50.00|
|Non-Resident Commercial Shellfish License||$250.00|
|Fillet Permit for Party Boats||$2.00|
|To Use Fish Nets, Pounds and Pots in Marine & Estuarine Waters within Three Miles of Shore||Fee Varies|
|2015 Freshwater License Pricing|
|Resident Fishing (Ages 16-64 yrs.)||$22.50|
|Sr. Resident Fishing (Ages 65-69 yrs.)||$12.50|
|Resident Trout Stamp||$10.50|
|Non-Resident Fishing (Ages 16 and up)||$34.00|
|Non-Resident Trout Stamp||$20.00|
|7-Day Vacation Fishing (nonresidents only)||$19.50|
|2-Day Vacation Fishing (nonresidents only)||$9.00|
|All Around Sportsman (includes Resident Fishing,
Firearm Hunting and Bow Hunting licenses)
See the Additional information on freshwater fishing.
|Permits (available online or through license agents)|
|Water Lowering, Fish Stocking, Baitfish Collecting, Fish Tagging||$2.00|
|Turtle and Frog collecting||$2.00|
Licenses are valid for:
NJ Resident--January 1 to December 31, 2015
Non-Resident-- June 1 to Sept. 30, 2015
|Senior Shellfish: Anyone age 62+ can apply for this license, the fee is $2.00. We have the application for the senior license at the store, so you can pick one up and mail it in to Nacote Creek. Or you can print out the application: Click here to load application file (.pdf file: Adobe Acrobat Reader needed)|
See: Clamming Reglutions For detailed information on laws and restrictions
Shellfish License information
Licenses are valid for:
NJ Resident/Non-Resident Season--Date of Purchase to December 31, 2015
Non-Resident/Vacation 7 Day--for dates specified at time of purchase.
Non-Resident/2 Day--for dates specified at time of purchase.
|Basic requirements: License must be worn in a conspicuous place on the outer clothing while engaged in fishing, and must be exhibited to law enforcement personnel on request. Anyone age 16 or above must have a valid license to fish the fresh waters of NJ with hand line, rod and line, or longbow and arrow. This includes privately owned lakes and other waters. Anyone under age 16 does not require a fishing license. Proof of age may be required in the form of a birth certificate. Anyone age 70 or older is no longer required to purchase a license or a trout stamp: proof of age may be supplied to any inquiring law enforcement officer in the form of a drivers license.|
|Residency: It is unlawful for any person to obtain a resident license unless they have actually lived in this state for 6 months immediately prior to the time of application. Drivers license or voters registration card may be used as proof of residency. Ownership of property in NJ does NOT constitute residency.|
|TROUT STAMP: No person between the ages of 16 and 69 shall take, attempt to take, or kill trout without a valid fishing license and trout stamp.|
|WHAT IS AN RSA PERMIT?|
A recreational angler called wanting to know what the RSA permit for an extended fluke season was and how to get it, so I figured I would post a little info on it here to clarify, after doing some researching on the internet.
RSA stands for Research Set Aside. This is not a permit that is available to the general public, it is for charter/party boats ONLY. They actually have to bid (sometime around May I think) and win for the right to get an extended fishing season for the most popular species, including fluke, in competition with the commercial netters, then apply for the permit. Some boats have given up trying for the permit, feeling that the states & NMFS are just making each trip harder, as there is a lot of research data for every trip required regarding fish/catch/release/anglers that must be ready before they even land at the dock. Also, not all of the charter/party boats win, as there are a limited number of RSA Permits available to use up what little recreational quota was allowed them.
Hope this helps, since there seems to be a rumor circulating that this permit was out there for every fisherman, and that is incorrect. It does, however, allow you to get some extra fluke fishing trips in for the year on the charter/party boats that have the permit, that you wouldn't otherwise have. The research data gathered helps towards determining future regulations, which isn't a bad thing, either. More info here on RSA Programs (.pdf file).~MizMo