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***2021 PICNIC RESERVATIONS - UPDATE***
April 1, 2021

Opening Day for picnic reservations for 2021 is Thursday, April 15, 2021. A link to our NEW ELECTRONIC RESERVATIONS SYSTEM will be on the picnic reservation page on that day. The first avaliable picnic date is April 24, 2021. Please do not call the office to make a picnic reservation. If you have any questions, please visit the picnic reservation page.
IMPORTANT ALERT​ - All Middlesex County Parks and Open Spaces are open from sunrise to sunset with strict social distancing requirements. The Parks Administration Building is closed to the public until further notice. Park visitors are to practice social distancing and are strongly encouraged to wear a mask while enjoying our parks and open spaces.
​A New Jersey State fishing license is required for all freshwater fishing (ages 16 through 69) in all Middlesex County Parks and a trout stamp is also required when fishing for trout.  Catches must confrom to NJ State species size and number limits. A NJ State fishing license can be purchased at any local fishing supply or bait shop.  For more information about fishing licenses, visit the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife website.

Park
Name of Water
Type of Fish
Fishing Location
South Brunswick
Davidsons Mill Pond
Large Mouth Bass, Pickerel,
Sunfish, Catfish, Bluegill
Cast from shore
or boat
Highland Park
Raritan River
Striped Bass, Bluefish,
Carp, Catfish, Eel, Perch
Cast from shore
Woodbridge
Fords Pond
Catfish
Cast from shore
South Brunswick
Ireland Brook
Trout - Stocked
Cast from shore
Helmetta
Helmetta Lake
Crappie, Bluegill, Pickerel,
Largemouth Bass
Cast from shore
Piscataway
Raritan River
Striped Bass, Bluefish,
Carp, Catfish, Eel, Perch
Cast from shore
Piscataway
Johnson Park Pond
Large Mouth Bass, Eel
Channel Catfish, Bluegill, Crappie
Cast from shore
and boardwalk
New Brunswick (Boyd Park)
Raritan River
Striped Bass, Bluefish, Carp,
Catfish, Eel, Perch
Cast from shore,
NOT FROM DOCK
Old Bridge
Raritan Bay
Summer Flounder, Stripped Bass,
Bluefish, Weakfish, Sea robin
Cast from beach
 or piers
South Amboy/Sayreville
Raritan Bay
Summer Flounder, Stripped Bass,
Bluefish, Weakfish, Sea robin
Cast from beach
Edison
Roosevelt Park Pond
Trout - Stocked, Channel Catfish,
Crappie, Carp, Yellow Perch, Bluegill
Cast from shore
South Plainfield
Spring Lake
Catfish, Large Mouth Bass
Cast from shore
Monroe/Jamesburg
Manalapan Lake
Trout - Stocked, Sunfish, Channel Catfish,
Crappie, Pickerel, Largemouth Bass
Cast from shore
or boat

*Fish caught in these waters are not safe for consumption.

 
Click here to download "A guide to Health Advisories for Eating Fish and Crabs Caught in New Jersey Waters" by the NJ Departments of Environmental Protection and Health.

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Office of Parks and Recreation
1030 River Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854

Mailing Address:
PO BOX 661
New Brunswick, NJ 08903
 
Phone - (732) 745-3900
Fax - (732) 745-8209
Monday through Friday
8:30am - 4:00pm 
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