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Best Fishing Spot

2017 BEST Easy Fishing

Linvilla Orchards

You don’t need a license, and they provide the gear, the bait, and a lake that’s well stocked with trout, striped bass and catfish. Want to keep what you catch for dinner? Just pay by the pound. Only downside: You’ll have to clean it yourself. Ew.

137 West Knowlton Road, Media, PA | 610-876-7116 | Website


2015 BEST Place to Fish for Free

North Brigantine Beach

We’ve pulled out sharks, flounder, stripers and blues at the northern tip of this beach. Cast from the pier or sand and you’ll never need a fishing license; if you snag a permit for your car, you can pull right up to the coastline. Read more »

2010 BEST Place to Hook 'Em Low

Townsends Inlet, Sea Isle

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Some of the Shore’s best surf-fishing is at Townsends Inlet on the southern tip of Sea Isle, where you’ll find plenty of good-sized stripers and flounder. Because this is saltwater fishing, you don’t need a license and you can actually eat what you catch, though you’ll have to draw straws to see who gets to… Read more »