New Jersey Fly Fishing Charters

New Jersey Fly Fishing Charters

Best Fly Fishing Charters in New Jersey

New Jersey: 30 fishing charters available
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
Middletown Township
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trips from $440
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(27 reviews)
Barnegat Light
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
(75 reviews)
Stone Harbor
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trips from $300
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
Sayreville
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trips from $450

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
4.5 / 5
Based on 26,613 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Fly Fishing in New Jersey

Clam or squid as bait on a hook that’s not too big but not to small with a 6 or more oz sinker at the bottom of your rig
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Clam or squid as bait on a hook that’s not too big but not to small with a 6 or more oz sinker at the bottom of your rig
Victor  C.
Victor C. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Book a short trip and get information from the Captain about future trips.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book a short trip and get information from the Captain about future trips.
Rebecca  C.
Rebecca C. Bayberry, NY
Yes I would recommend fishing stripers for the first time in May. Jason from the Janie k sportfishing was excellent so was his deck hand both very knowledgeable and both went the extra mile for you to make sure you were comfortable and caught the fish you wanted.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes I would recommend fishing stripers for the first time in May. Jason from the Janie k sportfishing was excellent so was his deck hand both very knowledgeable and both went the extra mile for you to make sure you were comfortable and caught the fish you wanted.
Joseph  S.  I.
Joseph S. I. Hopatcong, NJ
Trust the captain. This was an excellent year for stripers so far. When you book they will be honest on what the conditions are like.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Trust the captain. This was an excellent year for stripers so far. When you book they will be honest on what the conditions are like.
Paul  M.
Paul M. Randolph, NJ
You can't predict the fish bite. I have been on this water when it's incredible. I have also been on this water when it's slow. Find the right captain and boat like we did and even if the fish are not cooperating you will have a great trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
You can't predict the fish bite. I have been on this water when it's incredible. I have also been on this water when it's slow. Find the right captain and boat like we did and even if the fish are not cooperating you will have a great trip.
Jared  B.
Jared B. Reading, PA
Start your morning with a Taylor ham egg and cheese sandwich from south side 35 diner on the way.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Start your morning with a Taylor ham egg and cheese sandwich from south side 35 diner on the way.
Joel  T.
Joel T. New York, NY
Very nice place, my first time there and liked the setup. Lots of parking but get there early
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Very nice place, my first time there and liked the setup. Lots of parking but get there early
Peter  L.
Peter L. Colonia, New Jersey
Maybe not for beginners - given nyc harbor waters are very rough given the boat traffic
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Maybe not for beginners - given nyc harbor waters are very rough given the boat traffic
Christopher  C.
Christopher C. Denver, CO
Go far offshore if you can. May be spotty close to the reef at this time of year. Better to spend 2x and go big than 1x and go home unsatisfied.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go far offshore if you can. May be spotty close to the reef at this time of year. Better to spend 2x and go big than 1x and go home unsatisfied.
Alexander  S.
Alexander S. Katonah, NY
Go out early to enjoy the breeze & finish up when the sun starts to peep out!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go out early to enjoy the breeze & finish up when the sun starts to peep out!
Jennifer  T.
Jennifer T. Egg Harbor, New Jersey
Make sure you take your motion sickness pills before you go LOL but most importantly just having a good time
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure you take your motion sickness pills before you go LOL but most importantly just having a good time
Israel  G.
Israel G. Philadelphia, PA
I definitely recommend going out early to beat the rush, and booking with Hook and Fin Fishing charters.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I definitely recommend going out early to beat the rush, and booking with Hook and Fin Fishing charters.
Christina  M.
Christina M. Hazlet, NJ
Call, Google, fax, send an email...only book with Tying Knots!!! Excellent Crew!! You will not be disappointed!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Call, Google, fax, send an email...only book with Tying Knots!!! Excellent Crew!! You will not be disappointed!!
Torka  C.
Torka C. Syracuse, NY
Get a captain like Michael Decarlo who is experienced in the waters and knows where to find the fish
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Get a captain like Michael Decarlo who is experienced in the waters and knows where to find the fish
Monika  E.
Monika E. Newark, NJ
I would suggest asking the captain what is running when you arrive, you will not be disappointed!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would suggest asking the captain what is running when you arrive, you will not be disappointed!
John  V.  H.
John V. H. Ithaca, New York
Ask to see what is in season and target that. Work the location in with the targeted fish as well.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Ask to see what is in season and target that. Work the location in with the targeted fish as well.
Paul  S.
Paul S. Lysander, NY
If the west wind is blowing, make sure you bring fly spray, or clothing to cover your legs. They find you, even miles offshore!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If the west wind is blowing, make sure you bring fly spray, or clothing to cover your legs. They find you, even miles offshore!
Tish  C.
Tish C. Cape May Court House, NJ
Captain Mac was a good boating experience, we did catch fish, but I was hoping for flounder.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captain Mac was a good boating experience, we did catch fish, but I was hoping for flounder.
Linda  D.
Linda D. Sewell, NJ
Bring sunscreen and bug spray. Take something before you board the boat if you are prone to getting sick. The motion of the boat out in the ocean can get you. Also, drink lots of water if it’s hot and bring a cooler with drinks and food. Have fun!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring sunscreen and bug spray. Take something before you board the boat if you are prone to getting sick. The motion of the boat out in the ocean can get you. Also, drink lots of water if it’s hot and bring a cooler with drinks and food. Have fun!
Tim  K.
Tim K. Clementon, NJ
Know what fish are in and biting Check restraints for breakfast, some are closed for the season
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Know what fish are in and biting Check restraints for breakfast, some are closed for the season
Jon  D.
Jon D. Broomall, PA

Top Targeted Fly Fishing Species in New Jersey