Thursday, November 14, 2013

Flatbrook/Ken Lockwood Gorge Action Alert

In a final push for comments, we were asked to post the following: 

There are proposed changes to the NJ 2014-2015 Fish Code - The Council proposes to regulate a 4.2 mile section of the Big Flat Brook, from Route 206 bridge downstream to the Roy Bridge, and the South Branch of the Raritan River, Ken Lockwood Gorge section, as catch and release only, artificial lures and flies only.  The proposed Fish Code would change both of these stretches of water to Catch and Release for trout and allow artificial lures only.

NJ fly anglers please act! Also, to the anglers of our neighboring States, please remember that anglers of NJ have always been there to support and improve your fly fishing resources, so please help us out!

The public has a 60 day comment period that ends November 15th, 2013. Please contact the NJ DEP and state your support for the proposed Fish Code changes and its positive impact on both the Flatbrook River and the Ken Lockwood Gorge section of the South Branch of the Raritan River.
Submit your comments in support of these changes HERE.
Copy and paste the following to the Comments section of the form:
I support the proposed Catch and Release regulations "RELEASE ONLY, ARTIFICIAL LURES AND FLIES ONLY on a 4.2 mile section of the Big Flat Brook River as well as the continuing trout protection within the Ken Lockwood Gorge Trout Conservation Area section of the South Branch of the Raritan River by making this CATCH AND RELEASE ONLY.
The trout thank you for your support.