South Branch Raritan River, New Jersey Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
Fly Fishing Map of South Branch Raritan River, NJ
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South Branch Raritan River, New Jersey Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Make sure and check the regulations over the next few weeks. Stocking days and the season opener so some water may be closed to fishing. Better safe than fined. Also walk to get away from crazed hordes of truck chasers. Good luck out there, it will be messy for a while...
Fishing Report Last Updated:
6 / 16 / 2018
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing South Branch Raritan River is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow: Above Seasonal Average

Visibility: 10 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 55 Degrees F

Water condition: Moderately Turbid

Best time of day to fish: Early/Mid-Afternoon - Dark

Best stretch: Long Valley on Down the river.

Best access point:

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

March Brown Sulphur Caddis BWO Midge

Fish species: Trout

Fishing season: Open all year. Check NJ Fish and Wildlife Digest for Spring Stocking closure dates

Nearest airport: Teterboro or Newark Liberty

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South Branch Raritan River Description

One of NJ's finest rivers, the South Branch of the Raritan River gets it's start at Budd Lake. The South Branch flows from it's headwaters to were it converges with the North Branch of the Raritan River, and forms the main stem Raritan River. In the upper reaches the South Branch holds many Wild fish. The Claremont stretch is known for small wild reproducing Brook and Brown Trout. Meandering through Long Valley ...

Techniques & Tips

Indicator/Tightline Dry Fly

7-Day Forecast

Warmer temps and some extra water for a change. Get out and enjoy..

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