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New Jersey State Record
Saltwater Fish - Spearfishing


State Record Bluefish (Spearfishing) Caught - 12/22/17

In 2014 the NJ Record Fish Program was expanded with the addition of a Spearfishing category for saltwater. Seventeen (17) species commonly sought after by spear fishers are included in the category as found in the list below. This new category provides a unique opportunity for spearfishers to get recognition in the state's Record Fish Program.

Many additional species (59 total!) are included in the original Record Saltwater Fish category at

Anglers are reminded that the objective of the Record Fish Program is to increase the awareness of fishing opportunities for species that are regularly sought after and routinely found in or off the coast of New Jersey.

For more information and the application form see the Record Fish Program page.

Species Lbs. Oz. Year Angler Where Caught
Amberjack, greater Min. Wt. 60 pounds VACANT
Bass, black sea Min. Wt. 5 pounds VACANT
Bluefish 22 2 2017 Igor Kotov Shark River Reef, USS Algol
Cobia 60 0 2015 William Maier Off Cape May
Cod Min. Wt. 50 pounds VACANT
Dolphin Min. Wt. 40 pounds VACANT
*Fluke 15 5 2014 Robert A. Davis Off Barnegat Lighthouse
Flounder, winter 3 5 2016 Chris Kahler Manasquan Inlet Jetty
Hake, red (ling) Min. Wt. 9 pounds VACANT
Pollock Min. Wt. 30 pounds VACANT
Porgy Min. Wt. 4 pounds VACANT
Sheepshead Min. Wt. 12 pounds VACANT
Spadefish Min. Wt. 9 pounds VACANT
Striped bass Min. Wt. 55 pounds VACANT
*Tautog 23 14 2007 Luke Dylan Hickey Off Cape May
Triggerfish, gray Min. Wt. 3.5 pounds VACANT
*Weakfish 11.8 n/a 2009 Tai Menz Off Cape May
* Fish recognized by the International Underwater Spearfishing Association as a world record.

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