DEP OPENS RESERVOIRS TO NIGHT FISHING
(02/53) Trenton New Jersey Department of
Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Bradley M. Campbell today announced
the re-opening of several New Jersey reservoirs to night fishing. After the events
of September 11, Round Valley, Spruce Run and Monksville reservoirs were closed
for fishing from dusk until dawn for security reasons.
bodies of water are extremely popular with New Jersey anglers,"said Campbell.
"Opening the reservoirs to night fishing again will provide recreational
opportunities for those fishing in the Garden State, and also activate 'eyes and
ears' on the water providing an informal layer of security."
Valley and Spruce Run Reservoirs are located in Hunterdon County and are administered
by the New Jersey Water Supply Authority. Monksville Reservoir is in Passaic County
and is administered by the North Jersey District Water Supply Commission. The
DEPs Division of Parks and Forestry provides outdoor recreational opportunities
at all three sites and the Division of Fish and Wildlife stocks fish such as lake
trout, brown trout, rainbow trout, walleye and northern pike (depending on the
For more information on fishing in New Jersey,
visit the DEPs website at www.state.nj.us/dep
and link to the Division of Fish and Wildlife. To report suspicious activity at
any of New Jerseys reservoirs, call 1-877-WARNDEP.