New Jersey Fly Fishing Charters

New Jersey Fly Fishing Charters

Best Fly Fishing Charters in New Jersey

Fly Fishing in New Jersey

With over 140 miles of coastline and numerous  rich bays, New Jersey is a paradise for anglers of all kinds. From the Hudson River to the Delaware Bay, there’s plenty to keep you entertained year-round, whatever you’re looking for. The real gem, though, is fly fishing in New Jersey. Go after a range of exciting and delicious fish using the skillful art form that is fly fishing, and the rewards will be endless! 

Who can go fly fishing?

Most people who go fly fishing will have some experience with a rod and reel. But if you’re a beginner, then New Jersey is a great place to start. With such an abundance of water, there are plenty of experienced guides to take you along the calm waters to teach you fly fishing. 
Avid anglers are welcome, too, with plenty of charters allowing you to bring your own gear to do battle with the fish. Let  your captain know what you want to target and do it all yourself. 

Where to Go and What to Catch

New Jersey is famous for its wealth of bays straddling the Atlantic coast. While Jersey Shore may be synonymous with beaches, bars, and parties, but the fishing on offer is something else. 
 
Get your fish on and come fly fishing in New Jersey’s famous bays, and you’ll be in for a real treat. From the Sandy Hook and Raritan Bays in the north, across the Barnegat, and round to the Delaware, there’s no end to where you can go to get your fly fishing fix.
 
Striped Bass are a favorite target of anglers all along the East Coast, and casting with a fly in New Jersey is no different. Along with Fluke, Seabass, Bluefish, Blackfish (Tautog), and even Drum, they’ll provide an exciting fly fishing adventure as you seek to fill the boat with something delicious to take home. 

When to Go

The beauty of fly fishing in New Jersey is that it’s possible all year round! Come at any time of year, and you can land one of the Garden State’s prized creatures. Come in summer for the hottest action, but there’s plenty of Fluke and Rockfish action in winter, while fall and spring will yield Blackfish and Bluefish.
 
You can decide how long you want to spend on the water, with trips running from four to eight hours. Most captains will tailor their trips to certain species, so make sure you know what you want out of your fly fishing adventure, and get booking!

How to Prepare

Fly fishing charters in New Jersey can take place aboard anything from a small bay boat to a monster offshore sportfishing vessel. Whatever you choose, you’ll be greeted with some soft drinks and maybe some snacks. Just make sure to bring something for lunch to maintain your energy.
 
And you’re ready to go! Wherever you are in New Jersey, you’re not far away from the chance to go fly fishing. There’s never a bad time to come, so why not make the Garden State your next destination? 
New Jersey
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Based on 28,567 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Fly Fishing in New Jersey

We went fishing third week of Nov, dress warm, otherwise Captain Joe provided everything we needed.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We went fishing third week of Nov, dress warm, otherwise Captain Joe provided everything we needed.
Chasing Tails Charters
Chasing Tails Charters
Dress properly for the weather. If your not sure how to dress appropriately for being warm out on the water talk to the captain before your trip so you can fully enjoy your time on the water.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Dress properly for the weather. If your not sure how to dress appropriately for being warm out on the water talk to the captain before your trip so you can fully enjoy your time on the water.
Miss Behavin' Fishing Charters
Miss Behavin' Fishing Charters
Minutes from the action. Raritan Bay, Sandy Hook, and the Atlantic Ocean. Doesn’t get much better.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Minutes from the action. Raritan Bay, Sandy Hook, and the Atlantic Ocean. Doesn’t get much better.
Teacher's Pet Sport Fishing
Teacher's Pet Sport Fishing
Water was a little choppy, which can be rough on some. Some small children would not have been happy unless they were huckleberry Finn types...
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Water was a little choppy, which can be rough on some. Some small children would not have been happy unless they were huckleberry Finn types...
Miss Atlantic City
Miss Atlantic City
ENJOY!! , it’s fishing, could be slow, or it could be super fast. Just enjoy the day!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
ENJOY!! , it’s fishing, could be slow, or it could be super fast. Just enjoy the day!
Retriever Fishing Charters
Retriever Fishing Charters Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
I looked up Brigantine fishing charter online. Did research on the boats and captains experience. I was very happy with my choice. Captain Leo from Get hooked fishing charter was very professional. What a safe and great trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I looked up Brigantine fishing charter online. Did research on the boats and captains experience. I was very happy with my choice. Captain Leo from Get hooked fishing charter was very professional. What a safe and great trip.
Get Hooked Fishing Charters
Get Hooked Fishing Charters Ivyland, PA
Know before you go. Research your charter and have an idea what you want out of the trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Know before you go. Research your charter and have an idea what you want out of the trip.
Hook N Cook Sport Charter Fishing
Hook N Cook Sport Charter Fishing Rockaway, NJ
Great weather, awesome activities going on all around. My first time and it didn't disappoint at all.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great weather, awesome activities going on all around. My first time and it didn't disappoint at all.
A-Bomb Fishing Charters
A-Bomb Fishing Charters Princeton, New Jersey
Talk to your captain about what and how you will be fishing to establish expectations.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Talk to your captain about what and how you will be fishing to establish expectations.
Purple Jet Sport Fishing Charters 2
Purple Jet Sport Fishing Charters 2 Parkville, MO
Go early! There are a lot of fisherman in New Jersey on the weekends! Enjoy!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go early! There are a lot of fisherman in New Jersey on the weekends! Enjoy!
Salty Love Sportfishing
Salty Love Sportfishing Arlington, NY
Bring water also and not just beer. Bring snacks and have fun catching fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring water also and not just beer. Bring snacks and have fun catching fish.
Atlantic City Charter Boat
Atlantic City Charter Boat Burlington, New Jersey
Dress appropriately for the weather and bring an empty cooler in the event you get to catch & keep.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Dress appropriately for the weather and bring an empty cooler in the event you get to catch & keep.
Allyn's Ocean City Wee Cat Charters
Allyn's Ocean City Wee Cat Charters Collegeville, PA
It’s an awesome time to go in July with the exception if there is any type of turbulence in the atmosphere such as what was encountered by us, some Highwinds thunder and lightning I would recommend exactly what our captain recommended. Wait an extra day if need be, and I have an amazing day the next, when things are calm, it’s the best experience ever hands-down.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It’s an awesome time to go in July with the exception if there is any type of turbulence in the atmosphere such as what was encountered by us, some Highwinds thunder and lightning I would recommend exactly what our captain recommended. Wait an extra day if need be, and I have an amazing day the next, when things are calm, it’s the best experience ever hands-down.
Hook N Cook Sport Charter Fishing
Hook N Cook Sport Charter Fishing Nesquehoning, PA
Look at the wind speed well in advance so that you can target any and all available fish. June, as I hear, is a better fishing month.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Look at the wind speed well in advance so that you can target any and all available fish. June, as I hear, is a better fishing month.
Water Wolves
Water Wolves Keller, TX
Charter a trip for a half day. Let's you get to know the captain and the boat. We had a great experience on the Megan Beth.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Charter a trip for a half day. Let's you get to know the captain and the boat. We had a great experience on the Megan Beth.
Megan Beth Sportfishing
Megan Beth Sportfishing Red Hill, PA
Look for experienced captains and you’ll have great day regardless of the catch
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Look for experienced captains and you’ll have great day regardless of the catch
Smokin Reel Charters - Albemarle
Smokin Reel Charters - Albemarle Sydney, New South Wales
Hire a charter with a captain eager to work hard to find fish so everyone on board catches fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Hire a charter with a captain eager to work hard to find fish so everyone on board catches fish.
Prime Time II Sport Fishing
Prime Time II Sport Fishing Wellsboro, PA
There are restrictions on bass and fluke that should be researched before going. Cod is not available at this time, but will be in colder months. The beaches however cannot be beat in the summer.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
There are restrictions on bass and fluke that should be researched before going. Cod is not available at this time, but will be in colder months. The beaches however cannot be beat in the summer.
PrimeTime Fishing Charters
PrimeTime Fishing Charters
Be prepared for some ups and downs from the waves, and a bit of a ride out into the ocean (40-50 minutes) before you get to where the fish are. But all in all it was a lot of fun.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be prepared for some ups and downs from the waves, and a bit of a ride out into the ocean (40-50 minutes) before you get to where the fish are. But all in all it was a lot of fun.
Tara Anne Sport Fishing
Tara Anne Sport Fishing Evanston, IL
Would have loved to catch some Striped Bass but I don't think we went at the best time of year for them. We did catch a wide variety of other types, however, and several were even keepers!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Would have loved to catch some Striped Bass but I don't think we went at the best time of year for them. We did catch a wide variety of other types, however, and several were even keepers!
Double Down II Sportfishing Charter
Double Down II Sportfishing Charter Chatham, NJ

Top Targeted Fly Fishing Species in New Jersey