Programs and Events
at the Pequest Trout Hatchery

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The public is invited to learn about New Jersey's fish and wildlife resources and ways to enjoy them through special programs and events at Pequest. Take advantage of these unique opportunities and get outdoors!
  • All programs require registration; registration opens two weeks prior to program date. All registration is done online.

  • All programs and special events, including parking, are FREE unless otherwise noted.

  • Events are held rain or shine outdoors so dress for the weather.

  • Programs and special events at Pequest are supported through the sale of fishing and hunting licenses and related stamps. In order to help us continue to offer programs and special events, participants are encouraged to purchase a fishing license at a license agent, or online at https://nj.aspirafocus.com/internetsales.

Pequest is excited to offer a full range of public programs this year. For updates, subscribe to the Education E-mail List.



Senior Fishing Rodeo - FULL

Tuesday, April 12 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Pequest staff is excited to host our third Senior Fishing Rodeo. Are you 65 years of age or older? Join the Pequest staff for a few hours of relaxing outdoor time as we wet our lines in the pond. Pequest has stairs leading down to the pond edge and a wheelchair accessible platform for those who can't use the stairs. Whether you used to fish and just haven't gotten out in a while, have a hard time finding good access that works for you or want to get back into it, we'd love to have you join us. To register, please go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/senior-fishing-rodeo-registration-304809311857.



Parents Only Fishing Class - FULL

Thursday, May 26 from 7:00 pm Ė 9:00 pm and Thursday, June 2 from 7:00 pm to dusk
*must attend both sessions

Looking for something different? Hereís your chance to learn fishing basics without children. Moms, dads and caregivers are all welcome to learn in a child free environment. Spend two evenings at Pequest Trout Hatchery in Oxford, NJ learning how to fish. At the end of class, you will know fishing basics and more importantly how to teach children how to fish safely.

We provide the learning equipment, expertise and a trout stocked pond for this adventure. We canít promise you a trout at the end of the event, because this is fishing not catching, but what we can promise is some fun, a few laughs and a learning experience like no other in the relative peace and quiet of an early summerís evening on a quiet pond.

So, find someone willing to take the kids for a few hours and join us for a life changing experience.

To register, please go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pandemic-parents-fishing-school-tickets-332147400817.



Family Fishing Basics

Tuesday, June 28 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join the knowledgeable staff and volunteers at the Pequest Trout Hatchery and learn some fishing basics. Staff will talk about the history and use of the hatchery, safety and ethics of fishing. They will go over equipment and how it is used. After the discussion, participants will practice casting before heading to the pond for some hands-on fishing experience. Participants are encouraged to bring a cooler with ice so that they can bring their catch home and enjoy a fresh fish dinner. To register, please go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/family-fishing-basics-tickets-304836322647.



Beginner Fishing for Women

Thursday, June 30 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Staff and volunteers will lead you on a fishing journey from beginning to end. Learn how to tie knots and rig up equipment. Discover what baits and lures to use. Learn about fishing regulations and how to identify some common fish that you may be fishing for. Learn how to cast and then put what you learned to the test by fishing in our pond. After the fishing is over, we will show you how to clean your catch so you can eat it for dinner. To register, please go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-fishing-for-women-tickets-304909030117.



Family Fishing Basics

Thursday, July 7 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join the knowledgeable staff and volunteers at the Pequest Trout Hatchery and learn some fishing basics. Staff will talk about the history and use of the hatchery, safety and ethics of fishing. They will go over equipment and how it is used. After the discussion, participants will practice casting before heading to the pond for some hands-on fishing experience. Participants are encouraged to bring a cooler with ice so that they can bring their catch home and enjoy a fresh fish dinner. To register, please go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/copy-of-family-fishing-basics-tickets-304913423257.



Family Fishing Basics

Tuesday, July 12 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join the knowledgeable staff and volunteers at the Pequest Trout Hatchery and learn some fishing basics. Staff will talk about the history and use of the hatchery, safety and ethics of fishing. They will go over equipment and how it is used. After the discussion, participants will practice casting before heading to the pond for some hands-on fishing experience. Participants are encouraged to bring a cooler with ice so that they can bring their catch home and enjoy a fresh fish dinner. To register, please go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/family-fishing-basics-tickets-304927074087.



Intro to Fishing

Thursday, July 14 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Staff and volunteers will lead you on a fishing journey from beginning to end. Learn how to tie knots and rig up equipment. Discover what baits and lures to use. Learn about fishing regulations and how to identify some common fish that you may be fishing for. Learn how to cast and then put what you learned to the test by fishing in our pond. After the fishing is over, we will show you how to clean your catch so you can eat it for dinner. To register, please go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-fishing-tickets-304918769247.



Family Fishing Basics

Thursday, July 21 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Staff and volunteers will lead you on a fishing journey from beginning to end. Learn how to tie knots and rig up equipment. Discover what baits and lures to use. Learn about fishing regulations and how to identify some common fish that you may be fishing for. Learn how to cast and then put what you learned to the test by fishing in our pond. After the fishing is over, we will show you how to clean your catch so you can eat it for dinner. To register, please go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/family-fishing-basics-tickets-304925088147.



Family Fishing Basics

Tuesday, July 26 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join the knowledgeable staff and volunteers at the Pequest Trout Hatchery and learn some fishing basics. Staff will talk about the history and use of the hatchery, safety and ethics of fishing. They will go over equipment and how it is used. After the discussion, participants will practice casting before heading to the pond for some hands-on fishing experience. Participants are encouraged to bring a cooler with ice so that they can bring their catch home and enjoy a fresh fish dinner. To register, please go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/family-fishing-basics-tickets-304927726037.



Family Fishing Basics

Thursday, August 4 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join the knowledgeable staff and volunteers at the Pequest Trout Hatchery and learn some fishing basics. Staff will talk about the history and use of the hatchery, safety and ethics of fishing. They will go over equipment and how it is used. After the discussion, participants will practice casting before heading to the pond for some hands-on fishing experience. Participants are encouraged to bring a cooler with ice so that they can bring their catch home and enjoy a fresh fish dinner. To register, please go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/family-fishing-basics-tickets-304929581587.



Family Fishing Basics

Tuesday, August 9 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join the knowledgeable staff and volunteers at the Pequest Trout Hatchery and learn some fishing basics. Staff will talk about the history and use of the hatchery, safety and ethics of fishing. They will go over equipment and how it is used. After the discussion, participants will practice casting before heading to the pond for some hands-on fishing experience. Participants are encouraged to bring a cooler with ice so that they can bring their catch home and enjoy a fresh fish dinner. To register, please go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/family-fishing-basics-tickets-304931487287.



Family Fishing Basics

Thursday, August 25 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join the knowledgeable staff and volunteers at the Pequest Trout Hatchery and learn some fishing basics. Staff will talk about the history and use of the hatchery, safety and ethics of fishing. They will go over equipment and how it is used. After the discussion, participants will practice casting before heading to the pond for some hands-on fishing experience. Participants are encouraged to bring a cooler with ice so that they can bring their catch home and enjoy a fresh fish dinner. To register, please go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/amily-fishing-basics-tickets-304933162297.



Senior Fishing Rodeo

Tuesday, September 13 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Pequest staff is excited to host our third Senior Fishing Rodeo. Are you 65 years of age or older? Join the Pequest staff for a few hours of relaxing outdoor time as we wet our lines in the pond. Pequest has stairs leading down to the pond edge and a wheelchair accessible platform for those who can't use the stairs. Whether you used to fish and just haven't gotten out in a while, have a hard time finding good access that works for you or want to get back into it, we'd love to have you join us. To register, please go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/senior-fishing-rodeo-registration-304934556467.

 

The Pequest Trout Hatchery and Natural Resource Education Center is located on Rt. 46 nine miles west of Hackettstown in scenic Warren County. On-line directions are available.