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New Jersey Statutes, Title: 23, FISH AND GAME, WILD BIRDS AND ANIMALS

    Chapter 5: Open season for certain fish; penalty

      Section: 23:5-3: Fishing through ice

           No person shall take or attempt to take a fish from any of the waters of this State by any means or in any manner through an opening in the ice in these waters, or beneath the ice, prohibited by the State Fish and Game Code, or, in the absence of such provisions in said code, no person shall take or attempt to take a fish from any of the waters of this State by a line with hooks attached thereto, or by any other device, net or tackle operated through an opening in the ice in these waters, or drawn beneath the ice, excepting that:

a. Carp and suckers may be taken through or under the ice by the means, in the manner and during the period, prescribed by said code, or, in the absence of such provisions in said code, with a net through or under the ice between December first and March first next ensuing in each year;

b. Suckers may be taken through the ice by the means and during the period prescribed by said code, or, in the absence of such provisions in said code, by means of hooks directly attached to a rigid handle, the hooks not to exceed three in number, between December first and March first;

c. Pike perch, pike and pickerel may be taken through the ice by the means and during the period prescribed by said code, or, in the absence of such provisions in said code, in the manner known as angling with hand lines or with rod and line, between the first Saturday in January and the last Sunday in January, the number of lines not to exceed ten in number, each of which lines shall not have more than one hook attached. No person shall take, kill, catch or have in possession on one day during such period prescribed by said code, or, in the absence of such provision in said code, from the first Saturday in January and the last Sunday in January, more than the number of perch, pike perch or pickerel, permitted by said code, or, in the absence of such provision in said code, more than ten in the aggregate of perch and pike perch, and ten in the aggregate of pike and pickerel.

Any person who violates any provision of this section shall be liable to a penalty of fifty dollars ($50.00) for each fish unlawfully taken or possessed.

Amended by L.1939, c. 327, s. 2; L.1948, c. 448, p. 1821, s. 68, eff. April 1, 1949.



This section added to the Rutgers Database: 2012-09-26 13:37:48.






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