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2003 Freshwater Fishing Issue of the Fish and Wildlife DIGEST

Portions of this Digest are available in enlarged format for the visually impaired. To request a black and white, large format Digest, write to: NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife, Large Format Fishing Digest, P.O. Box 400, Trenton, NJ 08625-0400.
The 2003 Freshwater Fishing Issue of the Fish and Wildlife DIGEST is available in PDF format. (Print issues are available at license agents.) In addition to the complete issue, it has been broken into nine separate sections for your convenience. Approximate file size of each section is provided so you can estimate download time. Printable PDF files are viewable with the Adobe Acrobat Reader, available free from Adobe's Web site.

Complete 2003 Freshwater Fishing Issue of the Fish and Wildlife DIGEST (5.4mb)

DIGEST Cover (440kb)

Pages 2 - 8 - Contains: List of Councils; Commissioner's and Director's Messages; Table of Contents; Telephone Directory; License Fees and Permit Info; Highlights of Changes in Regulations; Summary of Freshwater Fishing Laws; State Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs Info; and advertisements. (360kb)

Pages 9 - 15 - Contains: Trout Fishing Information, Regulations and Stocked Waters; Motor Boat Regulations; Trout Regulations Summary Table; and advertisements. (820kb)

Pages 16 - 25 - Contains: Warmwater and Coolwater Regulations and Summary Table; Angler Ethics; Boundary Waters Regulations; Exceptions to General Fishing Regulations; Waters Where License is Required; Wildlife Management Area Regulations; Water Supply Reservoir Info; "NJ Going 'Cat-Atomic'" Feature Article; Winter Trout Stocked Lakes; Fall Trout Stocked Waters; Sea Run Brown Trout Info; Wild Places & Open Spaces Map Info; Sportfish Restoration Program; and advertisements. (635kb)

Pages 26 - 27 - Contains: "Muskies-The Over 50 Crowd" Feature Article; Lake Inventories Available; "River Herring and American Shad Return to Tributaries near Camden and Philadelphia" Feature Article; New State Record Lake Trout; Hunter Education Instructors Needed; and advertisement. (1.0mb)

Pages 28 - 31 - Contains: 2002 Pequest Trout Hatchery and Hackettstown Hatchery Production Reports; Trout Stocking Summaries; Conserve Wildlife License Plates Info; New Jersey Outdoors Magazine Information; Hook-A-Winner Program; and Freshwater Fish Illustrations. (660kb)

Pages 32 - 37 - Contains: 2002 Delaware River American Shad Spawning Run; Operation Game Thief; Delaware River Creel Survey Mid-Term Report March 15-June 30, 2002; Partnership for Wildlife Volunteerism Credit Card Info; Accessible Fishing Site Info; "Fish Release and Relocation: Serious Issues in NJ" Feature Article; Free Fishing Days; Zebra Mussel Info; Tagged Trout Info; Health Advisories for Eating Fish and Crabs; "Children's Fishing Derby Program" Feature Article; and advertisements. (665kb)

Pages 38 - 43 - Contains: Delaware River Boat Access Sites; Record Freshwater Fish; Pequest Open House; Hunter Edition Knife Available to Support Volunteers; Skillful Angler Awards Program; Outdoor Skills Workshops for Women Info; and "Fish and Wildlife Website Search Feature" Article.(385kb)

Pages 44 - 48 - Contains: Fish Art & Writing Contest Info;Wildlife Viewing Guide Info; and advertisements. (775kb)

Digest Advertising
The Division of Fish and Wildlife incorporates advertising in each issue of the New Jersey Fish and Wildlife Digest to defray publishing and printing costs. This responsible use of funding permits the Division to expand communication and outreach efforts with the sportsmen and women who enjoy our wildlife resources.

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