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Welcome to Fisherman Fred's

As seen on NBC10 News
and in The Trenton Times

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.


So here we are in the start of the fishing season. Because of weather it is 2 to 3 weeks behind right now. We loaded up on all the bait you will need, such as medium and large shiners, fathead minnows, all types of worms and some baits to fish the river. Don't worry the crayfish and other saltwater baits will be in stock soon. As we move the store forward, we are doing a bit of a revamp of just what we carry. Now that i been at this location for a year and a half I know what I need here. Boy let me tell you we only moved a few miles and it did change what the customers want here. So please bear with us as we get things sorted out some. We are looking at maybe getting more kinds of bait in the store. If you have any suggestions please let us know and maybe we will add it. We had a nice article about us in The Trenton Times last Friday and I thought it is nice how they are doing that for small local businesses. So go out and enjoy a day of fishing and may you have tight lines and we hope you catch that big one.

Fisherman Fred's Location Click the map for directions

We are right near the intersection of Flock and Sloan. We are between the PNC Bank and the Goodyear Tire store. If you do have a problem finding us please call us at 609-570-8035 for directions



We are having our July 4th sale all week starting today and ending on close of business on Sunday July 5th. Only in store stock items, no orders will be taken.
See our fishing reports web page for more information.

Robbinsville TWP Fishing Derby has been CANCELLED

The annual Robbinsville TWP Fishing Derby hosted by the Robbinsville Municipal Alliance has been cancelled because of the pending Thunder storms. We will keep you updated on when or if it will be rescheduled.


We now have a line we call Custom Build custom rods. The rods sell for $129.99 and $119.99. The difference is just minor things like reel seats, guides, and the type of cork used in the handles. These rods are good for fresh water and light salt water. There is all sizes and both spinning and casting rods. So come on in and check them out. To see what we have use the below link and go to the fresh water section.
Custom Rods


We all know trout season in NJ will open on April 4 at 8AM. Fisherman Fred's will be open the following hours to accommodate those who will be out there:
Friday April 3 8AM-7PM
Saturday April 4 6AM-6PM
Easter Sunday April 5 7AM-1PM
I will stay open longer on Easter Sunday if I see enough store traffic and I think there is a need for it.

Store Hours

Summer Hours March17-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 Oct27-March16:
Tuesday 8:00-5:00
Wednesday 8:00-5:00
Thursday 8:00-5:00
Friday 8:00-5:00
Saturday 8:00-5:00
Sunday 8:00-3:00

Penn Reels
GULP saltwater