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Fishing in Middlesex County Parks

Find more information about each location, available fish and where to cast. Don’t forget to pick up your freshwater fishing license. Everyone between the ages of 16 and 69 must have a license and an additional trout stamp if you plan on trout fishing. For more information and to purchase a license, visit the NJ Division of Fish & Wildlife.

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Ireland Brook Park

This serene conservation area boasts a spectacular lake with stocked trout and spectacular views of unique rock formations found nowhere else in the County.

New Brunswick Landing

Catch striped bass, perch and bluefish (casting from shore) anytime between sunrise and sunset and also enjoy a floating dock and free boat slips.

A person fishing

Donaldson Park

Bring in carp, perch, and catfish (casting from shore) while taking advantage of the boat ramp and public dog park.

Raritan Bay Waterfront Park

Great for summer flounder and striped bass. Enjoy a beautiful day on the bay at this serene waterfront park where you can fish from a boat or go crabbing on the shore.

Davidson’s Mill Pond

Pick up some largemouth bass, pickerel and sunfish (casting from shore or boat) and enjoy free use of the small launching ramp, scenic waterfalls and garden displays.

pond at Davidson's Mill Pond Park

Roosevelt Park Pond

Earn some bragging rights by reeling in stocked trout, yellow perch, crappie, bluegill, and channel catfish (casting from shore). And, when you’re done visit the Veterans’ Memorial and local sculptures in this historic park.

crappie fish
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