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Welcome to Fisherman Fred's

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A bait & tackle shop for the fishing enthusiast. We are committed to all types of fisherman, whether it be freshwater or saltwater.

Why pay Shore prices? We have a full supply of bait, tackle, rods, and reels for surf and saltwater fishing right here in Hamilton, Mercer County NJ.

Delighting Our Customers is our business

We carry Penn, Shimano, Tica, Daiwa, Okuma, Quantum, reels. Tica, Dawia, and Shakespeare rods. We have a good section of Gary Yamamoto Custom Baits, Berkley Power Bait, and Gulp. We also carry custom hand tied flies for both freshwater and saltwater. We also have a good stock of surf fishing rigs, sinkers, saltwater tackle and crabbing supplies. We carry LIVE BAIT for freshwater such as minnows, crayfish, and worms. Please see our Bait Status web page to see what is in stock. In the winter we will also have Ice Fishing supplies and baits. If we do not have something you want in stock we can and will order it for you.

We do rod and reel repairs. We are able to repair all types of reels. We can do a simple cleaning and lube all the way too extensive repairs. Rods we do it all from replacing a broken tip or guide to full rod rebuilds. To see more information please click here.

Fisherman Fred's Custom Rods. We can build you that custom rod you always wanted. To see more information please click here. If you have questions about our custom rods you can call us at 609-570-8035.

The New Jersey fishing reports are updated daily. The saltwater fishing report covers surf (IBSP and LBI mostly), jetty, and boats. The bay fishing report covers Barnegat and Great Bays and will include a crabbing report as well. The freshwater report covers local lakes, streams, and rivers.

Our address is 3133 Quakerbridge Road Store #2. We are right next to Brookwood Deli. To see a map of where we are located please click here.

Fisherman Fred's may have moved but we are the same great store you have used in the past. We want to be the number one bait shop in the Greater Trenton area and want to be your one stop bait & tackle. We still offer all the types of live bait and everything else we had at the old location, including the best customer service there is. Remember our motto is "Delighting Our Customers".

We are centrally located around most local lakes and streams. We are close to Lake Mercer, the Assunpink Creek, AMC, Miry Run Lake (tech pond), the lakes in Town Center, Rosedale Lake, Colonial Lake, D&R Canal, Delaware River, Lake Assunpink, Rising Sun, and Stone Tavern just to name a few. To see the location of these lakes you can use our lake locations web page by clicking here.

Please have a look around, if you do not see what you are looking for please email us.

If in the hustle and bustle of everyday business, we sometimes fail to slow down long enough to personally say thank you, please know that your patronage is never taken for granted. We would like to thank you from all of us at Fisherman Fred's LLC for giving us the opportunity to supply you with your fishing needs. Tight lines and we hope you hook that big one.


Well it is that time of the year again and we are now in our summer hours. See our store hour web page for our hours.
Store Hours
Trout season opens this Saturday April 5 in NJ. We will be loaded for bear(trout) with all kinds of bait. Things are looking good for the store even if it was a hard winter. The people ice fishing kept things interesting and we sure wasn't bored. We had a good many rod and reel repairs as well. But now is the time to look towards the next big thing, fishing weather. I know once it gets nice it will be harder to update this section. Even though we have moved I know I will be seeing a lot of old faces soon. We are the same shop just a bit smaller in size. We are looking to be your one stop bait shop in the greater Trenton and Hamilton areas. So stop in say hi and pick-up some bait. Hope to be seeing you soon.
Seems some are having a problem finding us. Well we are right across Quakerbridge Rd. from Risoldi's Market. If you do have a problem finding me please call us at 609-570-8035 or for directions and map use the following link


RFA-NJ Hosts Public Discussion in Manahawkin With NJDEP
Don't forget about the Striped Bass Management Forum April 23 at the Holiday Inn of Manahawkin on Route 72.


The state has cut back on stocking trout. A lot of areas are now already done being stocked. To see what is stocked or not see the following link: 2014 Spring Trout Stocking Allocations With Days Stocked - Updated 4/15/14

Summer Store Hours

We are now in our Summer hours which are:
Mon.-Fri. 8-6
Sat. 7-6
Sun. 7-4
If you have any questions please give us a call at 609-570-8035.


Don't forget if you need your rods or reels fixed or your reels cleaned and lubed, we do it all. We are a full service shop. To read more please see our Rod and Reel Repair web page

Store Hours

Summer Hours Apr-Oct:
Monday 8:00-6:00
Tuesday 8:00-6:00
Wednesday 8:00-6:00
Thursday 8:00-6:00
Friday 8:00-6:00
Saturday 7:00-6:00
Sunday 7:00-4:00

Winter Hours Nov-March:
Tuesday 9:00-6:00
Wednesday 9:00-6:00
Thursday 9:00-6:00
Friday 9:00-6:00
Saturday 9:00-6:00
Sunday 9:00-4:00

Penn Reels
GULP saltwater